Enter the Value of Water Mini Poster Contest Through Oct. 18, 2021
By Traci Peterson, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on September 01, 2021, September 01, 2021

Value of Water Coloring Contest

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

Entering the contest is simple.

• Students in Kindergarten-4th grade - Please use a 8 ½ by 11 inch piece of plain white paper to create a colorful drawing that shows us why water is important to you – whether it’s a picture of you and your friends splashing in the pool, your grandma watering her flower garden, or your mom or dad pouring you a cool glass of lemonade. Don’t forget, you can show us how animals use water, too!

• Pre-kindergarten students - please complete one of the coloring sheets posted at SaveArlingtonWater.com to enter the contest. The preprinted coloring sheets are also available at Arlington Public Library locations.

• Entries should also include the following information: 1. Grade for the 2021-2022 school year (age for preschoolers) 2. School attended 3. Parent or guardian phone number 4. And a couple of sentences to answer these questions - What did you draw? Why is water important?

• When you’re finished with your entry, send a scan or photo of your artwork to waterconservation@arlingtontx.gov by the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 18.

Six winners (one each from pre-k - 4th grade) will be announced on the Arlington Water Facebook page on Oct. 21, 2021, which is also the nationwide observance of the Value of Water campaign’s Imagine a Day Without Water. Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. To learn more, visit ImagineADayWithoutWater.org.

Each winner and their teacher will also receive an invitation to be recognized at an Arlington City Council meeting. The water department will also display winning entries at Arlington City Hall or the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center this fall. A poster of winner entries will also be provided to each child’s school.

Need inspiration? Join River Legacy Living Science Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 for their Water Awareness Through Education and Recreation (WATER) Festival.

To learn more about the Mini-Poster Contest and view a full list of rules, visit www.SaveArlingtonWater.com.

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