Water Awareness Poster Contest

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The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual contest presented each spring. All Orange County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are invited to participate. The Contest’s goal is to get students thinking about our most precious natural resource – water – and how clean, fresh drinking water improves our daily lives. Nearly a thousand entries are collected each year, and from these entries, 40 winners are selected.

2022 Water Awareness Poster Contest Flyer

Creating Water Awareness – Poster Contest Activity

Poster Contest Rules

  1. Open now to all Orange County children; however, only students in grades K-12 are eligible to receive a Grand Prize. All Pre-K entries will receive a personal letter from Ricky Raindrop.
  2. Submissions must reflect the student’s own ability.
  3. Posters must be drawn horizontally on 8.5 x 11 in. or 12 x 18 in. paper.
  4. ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY: Posters submitted with licensed characters or images will not be accepted (e.g. Spongebob or Mickey Mouse). Students are allowed to use the Ricky Raindrop character in their design.
  5. All artwork will be the exclusive property of the Municipal Water District of Orange County for reproduction or promotional purposes and may be published at mwdoc.com.
  6. Include the following information on the back of your your submission:
    1. Student Name
    2. Grade Level
    3. Parents Name
    4. Parents Phone
    5. Parents Email
    6. School Name
    7. School District
    8. Teachers Name
    9. Teachers Email
  7. Mail all entries to: Attn: Public Affairs, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. (Note: if you are unable to mail your entry due to physical or financial adversity, please contact Katie Vincent for alternate entry options: Kvincent@mwdoc.com)
  8. Teachers: Make it a class project and be entered to win a virtual FREE water lesson for your students!

2021 Poster Contest Winners

Derek Devaney – Grade 9 Chasen Parker-Duke – Grade 11
Adelyn Brady – Grade 4 Jared Quisberth – Grade 8
Moises Celaya Sigala – Grade 1 Yoshitha Reddy – Grade 5
Angela Chen – Grade 2 Isla Riginio – Grade 2
Pranoy Dhanisetti – Grade 7 Athena Rong – Grade K
Emily Dietzman – Grade 2 Tanner Salgado – Grade 11
Arya Dole – Grade 2 Gayatri Sivakoti – Grade 5
Madian Fernández – Grade 5 Aarika Sheth – Grade 2
Audrey Guo – Grade 7 Deetya Sripuram – Grade 2
Ethan Harrowby – Grade 11 Zoe Tang – Grade 5
Rebecca Harter-Foist – Grade 11 Mikah Toyama – Grade 7
Ananya Karthikeyan – Grade 9 Iraisa Van Vlasselaer – Grade 12
Melody Le – Grade 9 Carolyn Won – Grade 3
Suin Lee – Grade 7 Peijia (Carina) Wu – Grade 6
Lucia Len – Grade 8 Isabella Xu – Grade 6
Brianna Mckynzie Cuizon – Grade K Josh Yang – Grade 2
Ghazal Moezzi – Grade 12 Justin Yang – Grade 2
Natalie Mora – Grade 4 Justin Zhang – Grade 6

Is your name or artwork listed here? Contact Katie Vincent at
kvincent@mwdoc.com, or (714) 916-0763

Of the annual winning posters, several will also be submitted to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s regional poster contest for consideration, and a chance to win a spot in their annual “Water Is Life” calendar.