Clean Water Week Poster Contest



Due to precautions taken due to the Coronavirus, the judging of the Clean Water Week posters earlier this month was cancelled.  Judging is now tentatively scheduled to take place in mid May, and the winning entrants will be contacted as soon thereafter.

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 the 2020 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

$100 cash prize will be awarded for the top poster for each age group 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 2020 Fall Convention, at the Maine State House, or at a school assembly.

Thank you,

Alex Buechner – Maine Water Environment Association

Deadline for poster entry: March 27, 2020
Click here for 2020 Clean Water Week Poster Competition Information and Entry Form


 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 



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)

2015 Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners



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