About the Scholarship

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others. Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.


How to Apply?

  • The video must involve positive ways Texans can protect the environment in their daily lives, including keeping the air clean, keeping the water clean, conserving water, saving energy, or reducing waste. It is important that the video portrays a positive message. Due to the time limitations of a 30-second video, students are encouraged to explore just one of these topics.

  • The video must include the slogan “Take Care of Texas". 

  • Each student may submit only one video.

  • Videos may not have been previously submitted, distributed, or aired or have won any other award in any other competition.

  • The video must be no longer than 30 seconds.

  • The recommended video quality should be 1920p by 1080p.

  • Students must submit a video script.

  • The video must be original work created by the contest participant. Students may receive guidance from a teacher, parent, or guardian.

  • All video and music content must be original and royalty-free or the student must submit written permission from the copyright holder granting use of the copyrighted material.

  • A student must provide a Reference Sheet.

  • The video must not contain any copyrighted materials such as company logos, product brands, or store names. Any video containing such video or audio references may be disqualified.


Award Amount and Deadline:

9th-12th Grade Students Can Win Scholarships:

1st Place: $2,500 Scholarship

2nd Place: $1,500 Scholarship

3rd Place: $500 Scholarship

6th-8th Grade Students Can Win GoPro Cameras and Accessories:

1st Place: GoPro HERO7 Black Premium Package (approximate value $850)

2nd Place: GoPro HERO7 Black Deluxe Package (approximate value $540)

3rd Place: GoPro HERO7 Black Package (approximate value $425)

The Deadline for this scholarship is 16th December 2019. All applicants must submit their videos before the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the state of Texas.

  • The applicant must be in the 6th to 12th grade.

  • The applicant may be receiving education through a public, charter, or private school or is homeschooled.

  • Employees and their immediate families of TCEQ or WMTX are not eligible to participate.