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Water Awareness Poster Contest

Every year the City of Livermore Water Resources Division hosts Livermore's Water Awareness Poster Contest with Cal Water and Zone 7 Water Agency. This contest is open to all 3rd - 5th-grade students who are enrolled at Livermore school or are Livermore residents. The theme for this year’s contest is "Without Water, Life Would Be Pretty Dry". To help inspire student artwork, we encourage you to visit our Distance-Learning Resources for Educators webpage which has water-related lesson plans, videos, and activity books.

How to Enter
Posters must be received by March 1, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Posters can be submitted through email or mail. To submit through email, scan or take a high-quality photo of the poster and send it to Mailed posters can be sent to:

ATTN: Natalie Croak
City of Livermore Water Resources Division
101 W. Jack London Blvd.
Livermore, CA 94551

Contest Judging & Prizes
Staff from the City of Livermore, Cal Water, and Zone 7 Water Agency will select finalists for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Finalists’ posters will then be put online in April, and the community will have the opportunity to vote for the winning artworks. If a student from your school is selected as a finalist, it is a great opportunity to rally school spirit and encourage your students to vote for their classmate! After the community votes, first, second, and third place awards will be presented for each grade level in May, which is Drinking Water Awareness Month.

Contest Rules

  • Participants must be 3rd, 4th, or 5th-grade students enrolled at a Livermore school or be Livermore residents.
  • Posters can be drawn on any sized paper, however, 8.5" x 11" or 11” x 17” paper tends to work best. Teachers - 11" x 17" cardstock paper is available for batch requests. Email to request poster paper for your school or classroom.
  • Participants' name, address, phone number, school, and teacher’s name must be written on the back of the poster or included in the submission email. Students should not put their name on the front of the poster.
  • Artwork should be original, creative, bold, thoughtful, and relevant to the "Without Water, Life Would be Pretty Dry" contest theme. Students may use colored pencils, markers, paint, ink, fabric, poster paint, or pencil. Digital illustrations will also be accepted in this year's poster competition. Do not use crayons.

If you have any questions about the Water Awareness Poster Contest, contact Natalie Croak, Communications Representative at (925) 960-8144 or