Imagine A Day Without Water

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Imagine: No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or to do laundry.  Without water, Hospitals would close.  Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers would not be able to water their crops. What a dismal image this day would be.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. Every day when water is used, many Americans take it for granted. The 2020 Imagine a Day Without Water campaign is the sixth annual event to raise awareness and educate Americans about the value of drinking water. Secondly, it shines a light on the importance of maintaining our water treatment infrastructures.


The Imagine A Day Without Water Video Contest

We are asking Rutherford County high school students to produce, film, and edit a video that represents the importance of water and the value it has in our everyday lives. Help the Murfreesboro Water Community Affairs Department raise awareness of the value of water and the need to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure!

A Selection Committee will evaluate all entries based on the following criteria (though other criteria may be considered):

  • General Requirements
  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Aesthetic Quality

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to select a winner, if in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

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  1. Contest Guidelines
  2. Entry Form
  3. Selection Criteria & Rubric
  4. Rewards
  5. Helpful Resources

Video Guidelines

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  • There is a 30 second minimum to 60 second maximum for the video.  
  • One entry per individual or class.
  • All videos must be submitted with an entry form.
  • Video must include one of 3 phrases: The Value of Water, Water/Wastewater Infrastructure, and/or Imagine A Day Without Water.
  • To be eligible, each entrant must currently attend a Rutherford County high school and must be at grade levels 9-12.
  • Individuals may submit no more than ONE video entry. Teachers may submit no more than ONE video entry per class.
  • All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party trademarks or copyrighted media.
  • All video entries will become the property of the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that any and all intellectual property rights in the video are deemed to be reassigned to The City of Murfreesboro.
  • Except where prohibited by law, an entry submission into this contest constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, prize information, and information provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation.
  • MWRD reserves the right to modify the winning video to better fit the promotion of the Department.
  • The selected winner MUST submit video content in the (.mp4) format.

Submission Guidelines

  • Winners will be notified by October 21, 2020.
  • Winners will be recognized by the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department and all participating video content will be displayed for the public to view, in office, and/or online.
  • All entries will remain the property of MWRD and can be displayed on platforms and on a frequency at the discretion of MWRD.
  • Videos will be judged on creativity and representation of the value of water, our most valuable resource. The most important elements of your video entry should embody originality and creativity!
  • Completed entry form must be attached to the video submission email.