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Zero-Water-Waste Poster Contest Calling all Creative Keiki

January 14, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated January 13, 11:45 AM
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Keiki are invited to get creative.

The fourth annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest is now open to all Big Island students between kindergarten and the fifth grade, hosted by the county Department of Water Supply.

Deadline to submit original works of art is Friday, March 11, illustrating this year’s theme of “Be a Superhero – Waste Zero” on a flat, 11- by 17-inch paper. Any medium may be used, except for three-dimensional renderings, chalk, charcoal and oil-based crayon. No computer graphics or photographs will be accepted.

Each poster submission should be accompanied by a completed entry form available below, www.hawaiidws.org, via email by contacting [email protected] or by calling DWS weekdays at 961-8050. There is no charge to enter.

To reduce in-person contact due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, contest entries should be mailed to DWS in Hilo or dropped off in designated bins at DWS’ offices in Hilo, Kona or Waimea by Friday, March 11. Address locations and additional contest rules are listed on the attached entry form and at www.hawaiidws.org.

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The free contest aims to highlight the importance of reducing water waste and protecting drinking water supplies. It challenges keiki to utilize artistic ways of conserving our most precious resource – safe drinking water. Conservation ideas, including the video “Save Water to Help the Earth,” are posted under the “Conservation” link at www.hawaiidws.org.

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Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place entrants from each grade level K-5, as chosen by a panel of judges, for a maximum total of 12 winners island-wide. Winning entries will be announced at a future Water Board meeting.

Founded in 1949, the Department of Water Supply is a semi-autonomous agency of the County of Hawai‘i. The Department’s mission is to provide customers with an adequate and continuous supply of safe drinking water through the operation of its 23 separate water systems that combined deliver 25 million gallons of water each day.

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