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.

2023 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. Deadline: March 8, 2023
  9. Teachers: Make it a class project and be entered to win a FREE water lesson for your students!

2022 Poster Contest Winners

Holden Acker Grade 12 Anjali Manchiraju Grade 1
Anagha Bhat Grade 2 Sumedh Manthena Grade 1
Isabella Bojorquez Todd Grade 5 Skyler Moon Grade 3
Nirva Bopaliya Grade 2 Reyna Palfreyman Grade 12
Isabel Chang Grade 7 Brandon Park Grade 5
Cassidy Cheng Grade 4 Aanya Pillai Grade 7
Makayla Chiang Grade 2 Rachel Rae Turney Grade 11
Pranoy Dhanisetti Grade 8 Arna Rajpal Grade 6
Katie Hahne Grade 10 Yoshitha Reddy Grade 6
Katie Hannah Grade 8 Athena Rong Grade 1
Sophia Hu Grade 11 Aarika Sheth Grade 3
Raina Kim Grade 6 Emma Singerton Grade 4
Elin Kim Grade 2 Solana Soeda Grade 5
Andrew Kim Grade 10 Deetya Sripuram Grade 3
Annette Kim Grade 9 Veeksha Sripuram Grade 1
Habeen Lee Grade 9 Rachel Tran Grade 10
Siwon Lee Grade 5 Sophia Tran Grade 7
Zoey Li Grade 7 Avya Warrier Grade 1
Makana O’Nalani Libunao Grade 11 Greyson Yamachika Grade K
Siena Loomans Grade 7 Sixuan Yin Grade 4

Have questions? 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.