Public Drinking Water Branch

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

2nd Place Poster 2nd Place

3rd Place Poster
3rd Place

Addison Luetkemeyer, Immaculate Conception, Jefferson City - Water Uses Kelsie Backues, Immaculate Conception, Jefferson City- Celebrate Water! 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.