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 Ricki 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!

2017 Poster Contest Winners

Alex Brucher – Grade 6Keertna Bhuvan – Grade 11
Annie Gao – Grade 2Kimberly Hernandez – Grade 12
Aryav Sheth – Grade 2Lisa Cho – Grade 4
Cami Adams – Grade 6Macy Gaudiano – Grade 2
Cara Anne Liao – Grade 1Medha Mohankumar – Grade 6
Cassidy Dang – Grade 7Nicole Nguyen – Grade 7
David Carpintero – Grade 5Phuong Ho – Grade 11
Devon House – Grade Middle SchoolRaunak Das – Grade 1
Dhanush Karthikeyan – Grade 12Rhett Bourne – Grade 8
Evan Yao – Grade 3River Spijkers – Grade 5
Evelyn Bekker – Grade 4Robin Pyo – Grade 7
Felicia Lee – Grade 2Ruoying Li – Grade 9
Francis Kim – Grade 1Sanjana Ramakrishnan – Grade 6
Grace Blumhardt – Grade 7Sarah Alkatib – Grade 5
Grace Peng – Grade 3Sean Yeap – Grade 6
Ian Wyspianski – Grade 6Shivani Kulkarni – Grade 10
Isabella Jew – Grade 2Sujit Karthikeyan – Grade 6
Janya Jagan – Grade 4Vincent Pham – Grade 2
Jason Daniel – Grade 5Yena Oh – Grade 3
Jordan Shen – Grade 5Zoey Li – Grade 1

Is your name or artwork listed here? Contact Bryce Roberto at
broberto@mwdoc.com, or (714) 593-5017

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.