April 23, 2021: This year’s finalists have been posted to Facebook and voting will remain open until May 9th. The top four from each group will be featured in our 2022 calendar and the top winner from each group with receive $100 prize. Link to Facebook albums (note there are three albums): Vote here!
Clean Water Week Poster Contest
COMPETITION FOR MAINE STUDENTS – WHY WATER’S WORTH IT TO ME!
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.
Maine Water Environment Association
- Who can submit a poster? Any student in Maine School Grades 1-12.
- What do you submit? A poster no larger the 22″ x 28″, which illustrates what clean water means to you or why you think clean water is important to the State of Maine (ME). Use crayons, marker, paints or other format. (tip: colorful posters are judges favorites)
- When is your poster due? All posters must be received by MEWEA by March 26, 2021
- Where do I send my poster?
Send or deliver posters to:
C/O MEWEA Clean Water Week Contest 2021
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
IMPORTANT!! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE THE PROVIDED CONTEST ENTRY FORM AND ATTACH IT TO THE BACK OF YOUR POSTER. ALL POSTERS SUBMITTED BECOME PROPERTY OF MEWEA, AND THE DECISION OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IS FINAL. – 2021 STUDENT ENTRY FORM
Congratulations to our 2020 winners!
GROUP 1: Grades 1-3
Autumn Rich – Strong Elementary, Grade 1 (133 votes)
Lissie Baird – Pownal Elementary, Grade 3 (86 votes)
Coco Griffin – North Yarmouth Academy, Grade 3 (75 votes)
Ghia Barrionuevo – Molly Ockett, Grade 2 (74 votes)
All posters in this group can be viewed here: Grades 1-3
GROUP 2: Grades 4-6
Kaitlyn Fortie – Messalonskee Middle, Grade 6 (382 votes)
Olivia Zadakis – Biddeford Middle, Grade 6 (285 votes)
Megan Hallee – Messalonskee Middle, Grade 6 (106 votes)
Sidney Jane Bouman – North Yarmouth Academy, Grade 5 (86 votes)
All posters in this group can be viewed here: Grades 4-6
GROUP 3: Grades 7-12
Naliyah Love – Madawaska Middle/High School, Grade 7 (160 votes)
Ellie Martin – Woodland Consolidated, Grade 7 (150 votes)
Nathan Durland – Kingfield Elementary, Grade 7 (128 votes)
Genevieve Vaillancourt – North Yarmouth Academy, Grade 7 (121 votes)
All posters from this group can be viewed here: Grades 7+
2019 Clean Water Week Poster Contest
2018 Clean Water Week Poster Contest
2017 Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners
2016 Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners
2015 Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners
Moriah Hajduk, Freya Qualls, Lydia Merrill, Elizabeth Kane, with Governor Paul LePage and DEP Commissioner Patty Aho.