Clean Water Week Poster Contest

Thank you to Ken Gonneville for creating the videos for all of the poster submissions and Wright-Pierce for scanning all the photos! And, excellent work to all of the students who participated!

2021 Clean Water Week Poster Contest – closed! Check back next year for the 2022 contest 


In 1983 the Maine Legislature made provisions to designate the first full week of June as Maine Clean Water Week. Maine Clean Water Week was created to increase the public’s awareness of the improvements made in the quality of Maine’s waterways. One of the primary reasons our waterways have so greatly improved is due to the hard work of Maine’s collection system and wastewater treatment plant personnel.

The Maine Water Environment Association (MEWEA) is a nonprofit organization whose goals include: promoting education and communication within the wastewater treatment industry and to the general public; supporting a balanced view of environmental policies; and enhancing the image of wastewater personnel.
In celebration of 2021 Maine Clean Water Week the Maine Water Environment Association is again sponsoring a poster competition for Maine students. Recent years have been a tremendous success and we have received over 500 posters which are judged for creativity, delivering a strong message, and connecting with the Association’s mission.

The theme of the competition is “WHY WATER’S WORTH IT TO ME!” ME meaning YOU and Maine

Prizes will be awarded for the top poster for each age group ($100!) and recognition for the top three posters in each age group.

Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12

In addition, the winning students’ schools will receive recognition. The winners will be honored at the Maine Water Environment Association 2021 Fall Convention, at the Maine State House, or at a school assembly.

Thank you,
Alex Buechner
Maine Water Environment Association




Front row: Jordan Smiley, Kate Friedell, Alyssa Gagnon, Freya Qualls. Back Row: Scott Firmin (MEWEA President), Matt Timberlake (MEWEA VP), Jonathan LaBonte (Mayor of Auburn)



Moriah Hajduk, Freya Qualls, Lydia Merrill, Elizabeth Kane, with Governor Paul LePage and DEP Commissioner Patty Aho.