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Water Supply accepting entries for Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

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The free contest challenges keiki to utilize artistic ways to depict conserving our most precious resource – safe drinking water. Photo Courtesy: Pexels

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply is now accepting entries for its 6th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest open to Big Island students attending kindergarten through sixth grade.

March 15 is the deadline to submit an original artwork illustrating this year’s theme of “Water is Life” 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.

Participants should make sure each poster lists the artist’s name, school and teacher in legible print.


Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place entrants from each grade level K-6, as chosen by a panel of judges, for a maximum total of 14 winners island-wide. The Department of Water Supply will announce winning entries on its website, www.hawaiidws.org, and at a future meeting of the Water Board of the County of Hawai‘i. 

Each poster submission should be accompanied by a completed entry form available below, at www.hawaiidws.org, via email by contacting [email protected] or by calling the Department of Water Supply on regular working days at 808-961-8050.  There is no charge to enter.

Contest entries should be mailed to the Department of Water Supply in Hilo or dropped off in designated bins at the Department of Water Supply’s offices in Hilo, Kona or Waimea by March 15. Address locations and additional contest rules are listed on the attached entry form and at www.hawaiidws.org.


The free contest promotes the importance of reducing water waste and protecting drinking water supplies.  It challenges keiki to utilize artistic ways to depict 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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