2011 Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

The winners of the 2011 Drinking Water Week poster contest, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the American Water Works Association are:

Tap water...we all us it. 1st place entry.

Celebrating Tap Water 24/7 - 2nd Place entry.

Journey of Water - 3rd Place entry.
James Tipton, Fairview Elementary, Columbia - Tap Water...We All Use It
Nicole Longstreet, Reeds Spring Intermediate, Reeds Spring - Celebrating Tap Water 24/7
Clayton Bach, Gotsch Intermediate,
St. Louis - Journey of Water

The winning posters were chosen from more than 500 entries submitted by fifth grade students across Missouri.  The winners are awarded $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place by the American Water Works Association.

The poster contest is held in celebration of National Drinking Water Week, May 1 through 7.   Drinking Water Week is a week set aside each year to make people more aware of the benefits of tap water. A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. We often take water resources for granted unless we are living through a drought or when depleted water supplies threaten a community's future. Water plays a vital role in our daily lives, and this poster contest asked students to celebrate what only tap water can deliver.