Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest
Winning Posters From the 2018-2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest
3rd Grade Winners
Anam Tariq Maddy Yazzolino Ruby Adams Pippa Allen Bella Azzolino Wyatt Daily
4th Grade Winners
Kaeya Shipp Brooklyn Soukup
5th Grade Winners 6th Grade Winners
Aliya Rehberg Belen Zamora-Garcia Ibeth Rivera Samantha Reed Cheyann Cena
Dates to Know:
- Once you have signed up and we have your information including the number of students that will be participating, we will deliver or mail 11” x 17” card stock paper to your school site between September 3rd, 2019 and March 2nd, 2020.
- Finalists should be mailed back to Sonoma Water by: April 1st, 2020. A self-addressed stamped envelope will be sent with the paper packet where all finalists will be returned and mailed back to Sonoma Water.
- Thirteen posters will be chosen: the cover and one for every month and will be printed in The Water Awareness Calendar for 2021 and sent to over 5,000 teachers and partner organizations.
- Winning artists will receive a t-shirt with their poster printed on the front and teachers will receive a check for $50 for school supplies.
- Contest is now available to teachers and their students in grades 3-6.
- Encourage your students to create a water themed poster with a conservation message (see themes below).
- Art medium can include: chalk, charcoal, crayon, marker, paint, pen, pencil or watercolor.
- Posters should be brightly colored and horizontally oriented.
- Posters should include the grade-level theme written somewhere on the front.
- Each teacher may submit two finalists per class
- Teachers must fill out student name, school name, teacher, city, and grade level in space provided on back of poster paper.
- Finalist selections need to be returned to Sonoma Water by April 1st.
- Poster art and text should be original and completed by the student.
- Posters will be judged based on use of theme and slogan, creativity, and use of color.
- If chosen for the 2021 Water Awareness Calendar, students and teachers will be notified before the end of the 2019/2020 school year and asked to attend an awards ceremony at the Sonoma Water office located in Santa Rosa.
- Student artwork will not be returned unless they are chosen to be included in the calendar. Artwork not included in the calendar will be available for pickup between July 1st – August 1st, 2019 at Sonoma Water office located at 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2019-2020 Poster Contest Flier
Please note that schools within the city of Santa Rosa now register on this site and not with the City of Santa Rosa.
More About the Contest Themes
Grade 3-Only Rain Should Go Down the Storm Drain!
Help your students develop an empowering message by illustrating ways to prevent pollutants like trash and pet waste from entering our waterways.
A kid-friendly interactive website was developed by Project Wet that will help kids learn how to save water and keep it clean: Project Wet-Discover Water.
Here is an age-appropriate video that teaches kids about storm water: Freddy the Fish Teaches About Storm Water
Grade 4- Save Water to Save Energy!
Water is heavy! Moving water from groundwater sources near the Russian River to the nine cities and towns within our service area requires a lot of energy. Even more energy is used at home to heat water for showers, clothes washers and dishwashers. Then after it's used, water must be sent to a wastewater treatment plant where energy is used to treat it before it is released into the environment. Help your students understand that water conservation lowers energy use and is a positive step towards reducing our overall impact on the environment.
For an overview of the connection between electricity generation and water go to: Union of Concerned Scientists-Energy and Water
Grade 5-Saving Water, Saves Fish!
The Russian River and its tributaries support three salmonid species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act: steelhead, Chinook and coho salmon. The Russian River is also the source of drinking water for over 600,000 people within our service area. When people use water at home they are using water from the watershed that we share with salmon and other living things. Using less water means there is more water for all of the other living things within our watershed including salmon.
To learn more about water supply and our local coho salmon populations go to: Russian River Coho Water Resources Partnership.
For information on water auditing at home and ways to save water: Learn how to be a water hero at home.
Grade 6-Ditch the Plastic, Your Tap Water is Fantastic!
Help get the word out that our tap water is continually monitored and tested to ensure safe, clean drinking water. Bottled water can cost up to 500 times more than tap water. Using a reusable water bottle and filling it up with tap water saves money, energy and water.
The Story of Bottled Water
Fact Sheet about the amount of oil used to produce bottled water
Please contact Trisha Meisler at Trisha.Meisler@scwa.ca.gov or (707) 547-1926.
Past Water Awareness Calendars:
2019: Unique themes for Grades 3-6
2018: Unique themes for Grades 3-6
2017: Any Season is a Good Reason to Conserve Water
2016: Celebrate Water, Use It Wisely
2015: Take Part, Be Water Smart
2014: Don’t Delay - Save Water Today
2013: I’m Wild About Saving Water
2012: Save Water, A Drop at a Time
2011: Be a Water Saver
2010: We Are Planting Ideas to Save Water