Every year Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA), in conjunction with Sonoma County Water Agency (SWCA), holds a Student Video Contest for all high schools in the Russian River Watershed and the SCWA service area. The schools receive the invitation to participate from the SCWA. The RRWA Board chooses a topic each December and the schools are notified about the contest and topic. SCWA offers cash prizes to both the winning students and the winning schools. The videos are judged by a panel of professionals from the following fields: Water Education, Water Use Efficiency, Public Health, Media Technology, and Public Information. Each year awards are made for 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place videos. The RRWA Board views the videos and awards the winning prizes at their April or May Board meeting.