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.

2021 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 8.5×11 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. Scan or take a photo of your drawn artwork and email your submission to postercontest@mwdoc.com. Include the following information with 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. 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 9Chasen Parker-Duke – Grade 11
Adelyn Brady – Grade 4Jared Quisberth – Grade 8
Moises Celaya Sigala – Grade 1Yoshitha Reddy – Grade 5
Angela Chen – Grade 2Isla Riginio – Grade 2
Pranoy Dhanisetti – Grade 7Athena Rong – Grade K
Emily Dietzman – Grade 2 Tanner Salgado – Grade 11
Arya Dole – Grade 2Gayatri Sivakoti – Grade 5
Madian Fernández – Grade 5Aarika Sheth – Grade 2
Audrey Guo – Grade 7Deetya Sripuram – Grade 2
Ethan Harrowby – Grade 11Zoe Tang – Grade 5
Rebecca Harter-Foist – Grade 11Mikah Toyama – Grade 7
Ananya Karthikeyan – Grade 9Iraisa Van Vlasselaer – Grade 12
Melody Le – Grade 9Carolyn Won – Grade 3
Suin Lee – Grade 7Carina (Peijia) Wu – Grade 6
Lucia Len – Grade 8Isabella Xu – Grade 6
Brianna Mckynzie Cuizon – Grade KJosh Yang – Grade 2
Ghazal Moezzi – Grade 12Justin Yang – Grade 2
Natalie Mora – Grade 4Justin Zhang – Grade 6

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.