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Student filmmaker wins Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department PSA contest

MIAMI (July 07, 2017)

Eighteen future film-makers recently submitted their mini-movies to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) with their cinematic vision imagining what a day without water would be like.

“This was WASD’s first Value of Water Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest and the creativity these high school students displayed was incredible,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “This contest presented the opportunity for students to really think about how water impacts them daily and introduces a lifestyle of conservation consciousness.

“Our local students are so talented. Based on these submissions, there looks to be many famous filmmakers from South Florida coming along in future years.”

The PSAs were judged on relevance to theme, story-telling impact, originality, production and quality of presentation.

The top three entries were:

• First Place: Jessica Koernig, Angela Chapman, Class of 2017
John A. Ferguson Senior High School

• Second Place: Camila Gonzalez, Gabriela Prieto, Jose Luna, 10th grade
Medical Academy for Science and Technology (M.A.S.T.), @Homestead

• Third Place: Miah Camacho, 10th grade, Noelle Stieglitz, 9th grade, Micha Thomas, 9th grade and Alexandra Abello, 9th grade
South Miami Senior High School

Jessica Koernig’s PSA will air in local theaters from July 7-August 3. Theaters include:

• Cinepolis Coconut Grove
• Brickell City Center
• Hialeah Muvico
• Homestead Flagship
• Aventura Mall 24 with IMAX
• Cobb Hialeah Grand 18
• Dolphin 19 Cinemas with IMAX
• Kendall Village Stadium 16 with RPX
• Miami Lakes 17 Cinemas
• Movies @ The Falls 12
• South Beach Stadium 18
• Southland Stadium Mall 16
• Sunset Place 24 with IMAX
• Tamiami 18

To watch all three winning PSAs and to find our more information about participating in the Second Value of Water PSA Video Contest, due by Dec. 8, 2017, go to the contest’s webpage.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the department’s website.