Create a one to two minute video answering the question, “What’s so special about special districts?” and you could win the 2019 High School Student Video Contest sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).

The objective of the contest is for high school students to create four public service announcements for CSDA that raise awareness about special districts and the services they provide in San Diego County. Do the whole project — shooting and editing — on your smartphone. Or use a drone! And take advantage of all the free tutorials and tips on video production on the web.

The best place to begin learning about California’s special districts and what they do (Helix is a special district!) is the CSDA San Diego Chapter website.  And, if you’re wondering whether you should enter, take note — the winner of last year’s San Diego County contest, Heath Dunbar of La Costa Canyon High School, went on to win the statewide contest!



1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


To each winner’s school


Entries are due by April 1, 2018 and you must attend a high school in San Diego County to enter. Winners are announced in May.


2019 San Diego Chapter CSDA Video Contest Flyer


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