Winning posters will be a featured part of CWLP's Drinking Water Week display in the lobby of Municipal Center West during the first week of May. Selected posters will also appear on CWLP's website. First place winners in each grade will receive a free pizza party for their entire classroom. Second and third place winners will receive a special certificate, and all students entering the contest will receive pencils and rulers that change color according to the student's mood.
Posters must be received by CWLP no later than March 6, 2015. Winners will be announced by April 7, and pizza parties will be planned and certificates and participation awards distributed during that month.
My Water Activities Book
Water Conservation Word Find
Water Drop Maze
Water Drop Match Game
Numerous other resources can be found on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program website at www.epa.gov/watersense/kids. CWLP is a partner of WaterSense, which promotes water efficiency throughout the United States.
|n||The contest is open to all first, second and third grade students of public and private schoola located within the Springfield city limits.|
|n||Posters must be drawn horizontally (landscape view) on 12"x18" white poster paper.|
|n||Students may use crayon, watercolor or poster paint, markers, tissue, or fabric.|
|n||Students must work on posters as individuals.|
|n||Each entry must include a completed Waiver and Release of Liability form signed by the child's guardian and attached to the back of the poster.|
|n||Posters should not be folded when packaged for delivery.|
|n||All posters must be received by the CWLP Energy Services Office by no later than 4 p.m., March 6, 2015. They can be dropped off at 1008 E. Miller Street (between N. 9th and N. 11th Streets), or teachers can request their posters be picked up by calling 789-2070, ext. 2088, or by emailing Lin Goetz. Requests for pickup should be made at least 3-4 days in advance of the contest deadline.|
|n||Posters will become the property of City Water, Light & Power and will not be returned.|
|CWLP suggests that student posters include drawings illustrating a single important conservation message; heavy lines; strong colors; few words; and large lettering. A five-person team of judges will evaluate posters based on the following criteria.|
|n||Conservation message (20 points)—Does the poster convey the theme's message clearly and link it to the water conservation subject?|
|n||Visual effectiveness (20 points)—How does the poster relay the message and does it motivate you to take action? Will you remember this poster? Is it neat and creative?|
|n||Universal appeal (15 points)—Can the message be understood by everyone, regardless of age or education level? Does it appeal to the general population or a large audience?|
|n||Originality (15 points)—Is the poster artistically expressive?|
For more information about the Every Drop Counts Water Conservation Poster Contest, call 789-2070, ext. 2088, or email Lin Goetz.
Links to poster contest resources, as well as more information about water conservation and related topics can be found in the left-hand column of this page.