Water Awareness Student Art Contest

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For Students in Grades K - 12

2017 Student Art Contest - 1st place finalist - Nature scene with water versus withoutEach year, LVMWD sponsors an art contest for students in our service area. This is just one of the many ways LVMWD helps educate students about the importance of water conservation and protecting water quality.

This year's theme is "Water Heroes of Tomorrow." 

Students in grades K-12 must use their creativity to illustrate in their artwork how this year's theme relates to water conservation and/or protecting water quality.

Artwork must be received by March 27, 2018 for consideration. This contest is open to K-12 students attending a public, private or homeschool within Las Virgenes Municipal Water District's service area.

Please attach the contest entry form (PDF at bottom of page) to your artwork and mail or hand deliver to:

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
ATTN: Tiffany Wright
4232 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302


  • Artwork should be on either 8.5" x 11" or 12” x 18” WHITE drawing paper.
  • If using 12" x 18" paper, artwork must have a 1-inch white or blank border on all four sides. (This is a graphics and framing requirement.)
  • Artwork must be drawn HORIZONTALLY.
  • Artwork depict water pollution prevention, water conservation or efficient water use:

a. inside or outside of the home or school;
b. in industries or businesses;
c. in the environment (nature);
d. in agriculture; or
e. in recreation

  • Students may use the following art media: crayons, markers, pencils, paints, watercolors, chalks, cut paper or fabric.
  • Artwork must be ORIGINAL and contain no traced, trademarked, or copyrighted characters and slogans.

Judging Criteria:

  • Expression of theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Visual clarity
  • No misspellings
  • Facebook fan "likes" (see below)

From the submissions received, LVMWD staff will select 25 to post on our Facebook page, giving fans a chance to "like" their favorites. Please note, the number of “likes” a drawing receives will not automatically determine the 12 finalists whose artwork will be featured in LVMWD's 2019 desktop calendar. Final selection will be made by LVMWD's board of directors.

Prize Information: 

Twelve finalists will be notified in April and honored, along with their teachers, at a recognition ceremony in May. All finalists will have their artwork featured in LVMWD's 2019 desktop calendar and receive a certificate of achievement and t-shirt featuring their artwork. The top finalist, chosen to have their artwork appear on the calendar cover, will also receive a personalized, engraved water drop trophy.

Of the 12 finalists, LVMWD will select five whose artwork will be submitted to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for a chance to be featured in their 2019 calendar, which will be distributed to 11,000 recipients across the region. 

View last year's Water Awareness Student Art Contest finalists.

If you have any questions about the contest, please email Tiffany Wright.

2018 Water Awareness Student Art Contest Forms:


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