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 goal of the Contest is to get students thinking about our most precious natural resource – water – and how access to clean, fresh drinking water improves our daily lives. Nearly a thousand entries are collected each year and from these entries, 40 winners are selected. The winning students, and their teachers and families, are recognized at an Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Discovery Cube.

Poster Contest Rules

  1. Open to all Orange County students grades K-12
  2. Submissions must reflect the students own ability
  3. Original artwork only. Posters must be drawn horizontally on 8.5×11 or 12×18 inch paper. *Teachers- paper is available upon request for batch entries.
  4. 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 posters 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. All entries must include the following information written CLEARLY on the back of the poster:
    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. Teachers: Submit your students’ artwork as a batch to be entered in a drawing for a class pizza party with Ricki the Rambunctious Raindrop!

2020 Poster Contest Winners


Sailee Charlu – Grade 5Aaryan Mangalekar – Grade 6
Erin Choi – Grade 2Maxwell Ngo – Grade 6
Michaela Choi – Grade 2Soham Parikh – Grade 2
Pranoy Dhanisetti – Grade 6Jane Park – Grade 5
Soriya Frantz – Grade 8Amelia Pham – Grade 5
Ellie Heck – Grade 4Anish Pradeep – Grade 2
Loui Ichimoto – Grade 4Aryav Sheth – Grade 5
Niki Jabari  – Grade 8Minki Shin – Grade 10
Abbygail Kang – Grade 6Soumya Sobti – Grade 6
Chloe Kim  – Grade 1Brian Son – Grade 8
Chloe Kim-Dyer – Grade 10Ethan Tran – Grade 6
Chloe Koo – Grade 4Tiffany Tran – Grade 12
Audrey Lee – Grade 1Mandy Truong – Grade 11
Iris Lee – Grade 4Kaila Valles – Grade 4
LeAnn Lee- Grade 8Ella Yang  – Grade 2
Alicia Ma- Grade 8Livia Yu- Grade 5



Is your name or artwork listed here? Contact Traci Muldoon at
tmuldoon@mwdoc.com, or (714) 593-5004

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.