News Release 020

Make a poster to honor your tap water. Contest entries are due no later than March 23

Volume 39-020 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

In recognition and celebration of Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the American Water Works Association are holding a poster contest for Missouri students in the fifth grade.

The artwork size can be no larger than 11 by 17 inches. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners: $300 for first place, and $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Contest entries are due no later than March 23.
Each entry should have the student’s name, the teacher’s name and the school name, address and telephone number on the back. Students should also be sure to sign the front of the artwork.

Entries will be judged on three criteria: how original the entry is, how well the concept is executed, and how well the poster relates to public water supplies. The poster should convey a message celebrating tap water.

Mail entries to: Drinking Water Week Poster Contest, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, P.O. Box, 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. For more information, call 800-361-4827 or 573-526-1825 or visit