The fifth annual competition named two winners.
In an effort to increase awareness about responsible water use, the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition held its fifth annual contest this month.
The winners, announced Oct. 17, are "Isla Urbana" by Greg Harriott of Brooklyn, N.Y. with the $10,000 Jury Award. Audience members selected "The Wash" by Carla Dauden of Long Beach, Calif. as the winner of the $5,000 Audience Choice Award.
Presented by Rain Bird, in partnership with North Coast Media, the screening event was hosted by Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and host of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hana’s Wild Countdown television series.
Judging the 2012 film entries were Sandra Keats, associate producer of "Last Call at The Oasis;" Carl Bell, KNBC-TV weathercaster; Sasha Perl-Raver, syndicated movie reviewer and blogger; Rick Porras, co-producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Jane Griffin, president, of the Groundwater Foundation; and Seth Jones, editor-in-chief of Golfdom Magazine.
"We hope these films will not only extend awareness of this important issue, but also continue to encourage discussion of ways to better manage and efficiently utilize Earth’s most precious resource,” said Dave Johnson, Rain Bird’s corporate marketing director.
For more, visit www.IUOWFILM.com.