2014 Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

The winners of the 2014 Drinking Water Week poster contest, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the American Water Works Association were:

Water poster #1

First place
Dawson Propst

Water poster #2

Second place
Alicia Tshappat

Water poster #3

Third place
Hannah Clinage
Carl Junction

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

Missouri's first place winner, Dawson Propst, went on to win the national AWWA Drinking Water Week art contest. His artwork will be featured on AWWA's 2015 promotional material.

The poster contest is held in celebration of National Drinking Water Week, the first full week of May.  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