March 09, 2015

Contact: Communications Office

Artist submissions being accepted for Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

Works Association are holding a poster contest for Missouri fifth graders to showcase the important role tap water plays in our daily lives.

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 a variety of ways. We often take water resources for granted unless we are living through a drought or when depleted water supplies threaten a community's future. Drinking Water Week is about celebrating what water can deliver.

The artwork size may be up to 11 by 17 inches. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners: $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.   Contest entries are due March 23, 2015.

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 sign the front of the artwork.

Entries will be judged on originality, concept execution, and how well the poster conveys a message of celebrating tap water and public water supplies.

Mail entries to: Drinking Water Week Poster Contest c/o Susan Bloomer, Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. View the website for additional information, including links to winning entries from previous years. You can also view the printable contest flier herePDF Document.