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World Water Day 2013

We are excited to once again be celebrating World Water Day — a global celebration of the world’s most precious resource (water!) on March 22.

Over the next few weeks leading up to World Water Day, Surfrider will help raise awareness for our Clean Water Program, including: Know Your H2O, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Blue Water Task Force, and of course, how making small, simple changes in our daily lives can have a huge impact on water quality. Additionally, we will again be hosting the 3 Second Movie contest and special membership offer!

This year, the Surfrider Foundation is teaming up with Teva, Finlandia Vodka, and GoPro to host the Second Annual 3 Second Movie contest. Between now and March 15th, we are challenging YOU to create a three second water-themed movie. The subject of your film can be anything related to water. We're leaving the rest up to you!

Submitting a video has never been easier thanks to our new 3 Second Movie app . Simply go to the app directly: or access it through Surfrider’s Facebook page.

There is no limit to the number of submissions. The top 3 overall films will receive 1 of 3 prize packages, each of which will include a GoPro Hero 3 camera and sandals from Teva. Films will be judged on originality and creativity and winners will be announced on March 22nd, World Water Day. You can check out some of last year’s submissions on Surfrider's YouTube channel.

Below, please find a copy of the WWD/3 Second Movie press release, as well as talking points, FAQ, social media messaging, and WWD/3 Second Movie logos.

Please be sure to take a moment to look over the sample social media messaging to see how you can help spread the word. The 3 Second Movie app can be embedded into any webpage (just copy and paste the HTML provided). You can also embed a contest widget on your web page or share it via Facebook, should you choose. Instructions are included in the social media messaging document below — it’s easy to help spread the word.

The special World Water Day Surfrider Membership will be available for a limited time on March 22. The membership details are still being confirmed and will be updated here. Stay tuned!

For more information on our World Water Day efforts please visit: or