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 2017 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 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 2017 Fall Convention, at the Maine State House, or at a school assembly.
Jen McDonnell – Maine Water Environment Association
2017 MAINE CLEAN WATER WEEK POSTER CONTEST
Maine Water Environment Association
WHY WATER’S WORTH IT TO ME
FIRST PRIZE Grades 1-3: Winning Student: $100.00 Cash
FIRST PRIZE Grades 4-6: Winning Student: $100.00 Cash
FIRST PRIZE Grades 7-8: Winning Student: $100.00 Cash
FIRST PRIZE Grades 9-12: Winning Student: $100.00 Cash
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? Stay tuned for info on our 2018 event!
Where do I send my poster?
Send or deliver posters to:
c/o MEWEA Clean Water Week Contest 2017
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Contact Jen McDonnell at 207-347-3614 Jen.McDonnell@casella.com
MAKE YOUR POSTER AND PUT YOUR NAME, HOME MAILING ADDRESS, HOME PHONE NUMBER, GRADE, TEACHERS NAMES, AND SCHOOL ON THE BACK. ALL POSTERS SUBMITTED BECOME PROPERTY OF MEWEA AND THE DECISION OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IS FINAL.
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.