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!

2018 Poster Contest Winners

Charlize Dang – Grade 12Maxwell Ngo – Grade 4
Landen Dimauro – Grade 5Ava Ngo – Grade 8  
Brenda Elizondo – Grade 12Phuong Nguyen – Grade 12  
Mariana Gonzales – Grade 6Samuel Norman – Grade 7  
Layla Guiterrez Torres – Grade 2Andrew Pan – Grade 8  
Kara Healy – Grade 2Krystel Racewicz – Grade 11  
Adrianna Hou – Grade 4Anusha Sharma – Grade 3  
Louis Hu – Grade 11Aryav Sheth – Grade 3  
Sujit Karthikeyan – Grade 7Eric Shin – Grade 1  
Ilayda Kublay – Grade 7Nazanin Shkula – Grade 6  
Kayden Lee – Grade 2Reva Sobti – Grade 4  
Shannon Lee – Grade 7Lucien Song – Grade 3  
Sophia Lee – Grade 3Emily Tran – Grade 11  
Zoey Li – Grade 2Alana Velez – Grade 5  
Meihan Li – Grade Pre-KKatherine Verrando – Grade 5  
Cara Liao – Grade 2Katerina Vrahnos – Grade 10  
N. Lopez – Grade 9Yidan Wang – Grade 11  
Clarissa Mejia – Grade 10Meghana Wuppalapati – Grade 1  
J.T. Moffett – Grade 7Annabelle Yoh – Grade 2
Aarani Narenthiran – Grade 6Grace Zah – Grade 4

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.