2012 Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

The winners of the 2012 Drinking Water Week poster contest, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the American Water Works Association are:

1st Place Poster

1st Place
Addison Luetkemeyer
Immaculate Conception
Jefferson City
Water Uses

2nd Place Poster

2nd Place
Kelsie Backues
Immaculate Conception
Jefferson City
Celebrate Water!

3rd Place Poster

3rd Place
Katie Kriz and Sara Salarno
Union Chapel Elementary
Kansas City
Tap Water is My Groove

The winning posters were chosen from more than 200 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 6 through 12.   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.