My Coast, My Community Video Competition

Update: This video competition has been extended to October 15th. If you have yet to submit a video, there is still time!

Do you have a hero in your community that you want to acknowledge who’s been important to you and your coastal neighbors? Is there someone who’s making a difference in your community? We want to hear your story.

If you are in grades 9-12 in the 2018-19 school year, we want to hear about the inspiring people you know in your community who make it a better place to live and work. This community hero could be your PE teacher, a fisherman, a retiree who picks up beach trash, or your friend who rides his/her bike to school in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

Make an engaging maximum two minute video about someone in your community who makes a difference and you could win up to $750 in prizes!

The details:

  • Submission deadline is October 15, 2018
  • Make the video by yourself or with a group of up to 5 members total
  • Students enrolled at a school in Clallam, Jefferson, Gray’s Harbor, Pacific, or Wahkiakum counties are eligible
  • The group with the winning video in each county will be awarded $250 in gift cards to Amazon and other stores
  • The grand prize will be an experience in your county worth $500. You get to pick the experience! Some options include having a bonfire BBQ on the beach with your friends, learning how to surf, or touring a shellfish farm.

To sign up for the competition, complete and email this form to For competition details including including eligibility, judging criteria, and submission guidelines, click here.

Questions? Contact the Surfrider Leadership Academy at

Who we are:

The 2017 Surfrider Leadership Academy (SLA) Alumni are a network of empowered leaders and passionate stakeholders that care deeply about the heritage, culture and resilience of our Washington coast; where we work, play and raise our families. We strive to create pride through education to build a legacy of conservation and sustainable economic development.

Thank you to the following sponsors for your support: