'Water Rocks!' Videos Earn Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards

AMES, Iowa — The Water Rocks! team came home with 15 awards at the 23rd Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association award ceremony, held on March 29 in Burlington, Iowa.

Water Rocks!Water Rocks! is a statewide youth education campaign to bring awareness about water and why it rocks. The Water Rocks! team has produced numerous music videos, public service announcements and several documentaries that explore all aspects of water resources, including chemistry, contaminants, conservation practices, watersheds and more.

At the IMPA ceremony, three of the Water Rocks! videos earned Awards of Excellence in Educational Production: “Will U B the H 2 My O?”, “I Am An Iowan” series and the “What’s In Your Water?” series. Also earning Awards of Excellence are “Cover Crop Anthem” for Original Music and “Isle of Plastic” for Computer Generated Visual Effects. “Incredible Wetlands” earned an Award of Achievement for Documentary.

The entertaining, humorous and effective videos run the gamut of visual style including computer-generated animation, live actors and a mixture of both.

The song “Will U B the H 2 My O?” won an Award of Achievement for Original Music.

Visit the website to learn more and to watch the videos: www.waterrocks.org. Follow Water Rocks! on Facebook and Instagram.
Partners of Water Rocks! are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA Section 319), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.