Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Here’s a fun and educational project for the kids that could earn them some prize money and a place in Contra Costa Water District’s 2022 wall calendar! CCWD’s annual Water Awareness Youth Art Contest is now accepting entries. There will be at least 12 winners, one for each month. They are looking for art that best illustrate the importance of water in your life. Winning entries will be published for the 2022 calendar. The winners will also each win a $50 gift card.

HEY KIDS! Challenge yourself to learn about your public drinking water system. The best entries will be those that that illustrate:
Why you drink tap water
How your community uses tap water
How you use tap water efficiently
Where your tap water comes from
How your tap water is treated
Think about it. How would your life be different without tap water?

WATER FACTS – Did you know that Contra Costa Water District provides water for more than 500,000 people? On average, we treat nearly 40 million gallons of water per day to be used for drinking and washing, growing lawns and food, filling swimming pools and putting out fires. Here are some water facts to help you get those creative ideas flowing for your calendar entry:
Tap water promotes public health.
Tap water is clean and safe to drink.
Tap water costs about a penny per gallon.
About half of all residential water use is outdoors in places like lawns.
You can get more fun water facts at the Contra Costa WEP Water Resource Corner Online. Go to www.ccwater.com/568

CONTEST RULES – The contest is open to children ages 8 to 18 years who reside or attend school in the Contra Costa Water District service area, which includes Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Clyde, Concord, Martinez, Oakley, Pacheco, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Port Costa and Walnut Creek.
Entries must include the child’s name, age, address, a parent or guardian’s name, email address, and a phone number. Optional information to include: teacher’s name and school.
Entries must be drawn by children. Please, no help from parents, adults, or older siblings.
Entries must be drawn horizontally on a single 8.5-inch by 11-inch piece of paper.
Entries must be hand drawn. Acceptable mediums include pen, pencil, crayon, chalk, charcoal, marker, paint, or watercolor.
If your entry is selected as a winner, you grant Contra Costa Water District a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to 1) Use the artwork in its calendar and other print publications. 2) Use the artwork in its internal and external communications, including, but not limited to, websites, advertising, presentations, and printed and digital materials. 3) Use, in connection with the contest, the artist’s first name, city of residence and age. Winning artwork will be credited in the calendar with the artist’s first name and city. 4) Retain a digital copy of the artwork.
Entries must not include trademarked or copyrighted materials.
Entries must not promote the use of bottled water.
Entries will only be accepted until 5 p.m. May 7, 2021.

PRIZES – Each winning entry receives a $50 gift card; your original artwork framed with a certificate of appreciation; and aprinted calendar. Prizes will be awarded at a Board of Directors meeting in the fall, when calendars are printed. Winning entries will be announced in June.

HOW TO ENTER – There are two easy ways to submit your artwork. Enter Online at www.ccwater.com/calendarcontest, by mail or in person at:
CCWD Calendar Contest
1331 Concord Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Entries must include the child’s name, age, home address, a parent or guardian’s name, email address, and a phone number.
Contra Costa Water District will screen all entries based on message, merit, creativity, and originality. Finalist entries will be posted online for voting. Contra Costa Water District, with community input, will select 12 winning entries.
For more information about this contest, visit www.ccwater.com/calendarcontest