Dos Pueblos High School was the first-place winner in the Santa Barbara County Water Agency’s 21st Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest.

In total, 28 students from five schools throughout the county submitted 10 videos. Students were challenged to create 30-second videos centered on the theme Life After Lawn. While the water agency and water providers arrange for monetary prizes to the winning schools, private sector sponsors provide awards for the students.

For its entry, “Drought Resistant Lawns are the Future,“ Dos Pueblos High received $1,000. Students won a $500 prize provided by Carollo Engineers.

Dos Pueblos’s video also won the People’s Choice Award with a record high of 364 likes on the WaterWiseSB YouTube channel. The school received $500 and the students won a $500 gift card provided by All Around Landscape Supply.
In second place, Pioneer Valley High School received $500 for the video “Mulch Master.” Students won a $250 prize provided by Geosyntec Consultants.
Santa Ynez High School, in third place with “Doctor Drought,” was awarded $300. Students won a $150 prize provided by Ewing Irrigation.
Honorable mentions for North County and South County submissions:

North County: “Life Without Lawns” by Santa Ynez High School received $100. Students won $50 carwash vouchers provided by Splash n’ Dash Recycled Water Carwash.

South County: “Alternative Ways” by Dos Pueblos High School received $100. Students won tickets to the 2021 film festival provided by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

View all video submissions and learn more about the sponsors at