2021 Contest Winners

Photography Contest

Peter Lee of Montrose, CA, won first place in the photo contest with an image, captured at Descanso Gardens, depicting how water also has many overlooked applications throughout our daily lives, such as recreational, artistic displays.

2021 Winning Photography Contest Entry by Peter Lee

Submissions illustrated the theme Water as a Resource in My Community.

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Visual Arts Contest

Nathan Xu of Clyde Hill, WAwon first place in the visual arts contest with their abstract, self-portrait drawing that included many examples of ways that water plays a role in our life.

2021 Winning Visual Arts Contest Entry by Nathan Xu

Students in grades K-5 made two-dimensional artworks illustrating the theme Water and Me.”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Essay Contest

Travis Cooper of Tucson, AZ, won first place in the essay contest with their paper, "From Wastewater to Sweetwater."

Students in grades 6-9 wrote essays of up to 300 words addressing how we can use water as a natural resource in ways that support sustainable practices.

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

The views and assertions presented in essays are neither endorsed by nor reflect the positions the American Geosciences Institute.

Video Contest

Michael & Precious Golez of Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines (team), won first place in the video contest with their entry showcasing examples of how they conserve water at home to protect water resources in their community, like the waterfalls of the Camarines Sur Mountains. Click here to watch their winning video on YouTube.

Individuals and teams created brief, original videos exploring how people of various backgrounds around the world manage, conserve, and use water.

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

AAPG Asia-Pacific Region Student Chapter Video Contest

The University of Indonesia, AAPG Student Chapter (team), won first place in the video contest with their entry on how pollution affects the many water sources of Indonesia and suggestions of improvements that should be made for the prosperity of its people's lives. Click here to watch their winning video on YouTube.

Teams were invited to submit brief, original videos that explores some of the ways that people use or are impacted by water in their community. 

Contest Winners from past years


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