Schaumburg Engineering and Public Works Department hosts student video contest

The Schaumburg Engineering and Public Works Department is hosting a video contest for students. The contest is open to Schaumburg residents enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 and students of schools located within the village. Relatives of village of Schaumburg employees are not eligible to participate.

To enter, students are asked to create a 30-second video that demonstrates “What Public Works Means to You.” Adult involvement is encouraged for the younger grades. Individual video categories include Best in Show, Most Creative and Funniest. Groups of students may also participate together in the Best Classroom Collaboration category.

Some examples of how the Public Works Department helps the community include:

• Flowing water safely to faucets

• Maintaining fire hydrants

• Planting trees

• Overseeing the construction of roads, curbs, sidewalks, bridges and bike paths

• Plowing snow

• Repairing potholes

• Maintaining streetlights

• Making sure underground storm and sanitary sewers remain flowing

• Producing and installing street and traffic signs

• Coordinating and providing garbage and recycling services

• Repairing village vehicles to keep them in service

Video submissions are due on Tuesday, April 30, and can be submitted online at

A winner will be selected for each individual video category and one winner will be selected for the group category. Winners will be notified on Friday, May 10, and will be recognized by the village at the upcoming Public Works Open House. Winning videos will also be featured on the village’s communication channels.

All contest winners will receive a personalized street sign from the village. Individual winner prizes include a pair of passes to The Water Works facility, courtesy of the Schaumburg Park District, and a pair of Schaumburg Boomers game tickets, courtesy of the Schaumburg Boomers. The winning group’s prize is a tree that will be planted at their school by Public Works staff.

The public is invited to attend the village’s free Public Works Open House that will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Public Works facility, 714 S. Plum Grove Road. The all-ages event offers participants a behind-the-scenes look at the skills, tools, and equipment required to maintain the village’s infrastructure. The event will include Touch-A-Truck, equipment displays, informational booths, demonstrations, free giveaways, snacks including Kona Ice, and more. The village will also be collecting items and monetary donations at the event to benefit the Almost Home Foundation and Chicagoland Dog Rescue.

For information and a list of items accepted for donation, visit the village’s website at

For information about the village’s Engineering and Public Works Department, visit the website at

For questions regarding the contest, contact Laurie Walter at or (847) 923-6612.

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