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ST. CLOUD -- Area high school students have been invited to participate in the 2013 "Make the Water Connection" contest.

Stearns County and Sauk Rapids students have the opportunity to make a 30-second television advertisement promoting ways that you can help conserve and protect water.

The videos must include some of Central Minnesota Water Education Alliances' top ten tips for water conservation.

Students can work alone or in groups of up to four. The winning videos will be aired on Charter channel 19.

Three winning entries will get a $1,000 prize pack which includes $300 for the winner and $700 for their school.

Video submissions are due April 18. The contest is sponsored by the Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance. You can find rules and the official entry form on their website.