At its May 31 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized its winners of the 2017 North County Water Agencies Water Awareness Poster Contest. Over 30 fourth graders who live in or attend schools in OMWD’s service area participated in this year’s competition.
The first place winner was Catherine Schmidt from Mr. Trumble’s class at Santa Fe Christian School. Her poster advocates to be water-smart by collecting rainwater. Emma Reyes Moreno from Ms. Love’s class at Stone Ranch Elementary earned second place with her poster which depicts water-using devices and shares water-saving tips. Maya Laffler from Ms. Roberts’ class at El Camino Creek Elementary received third-place honors. Her artwork promotes water-wise practices and brings to light the issue of water quality.
“The annual poster contest is a fun way to showcase the creative talents of local youth while highlighting the importance of conservation,” said OMWD President Larry Watt. “It encourages us all to consider the choices we make every day that make an impact on the water use of our community as a whole.”
The annual poster contest asks fourth grade students to use their imaginations to create images that raise awareness on water-related issues. This year’s theme was “Be Water Smart.” The competition has occurred on a yearly basis for over two decades, and is an opportunity to teach students that everyone can take actions to use water efficiently, regardless of age.
The board awarded to each winner a prize along with a certificate of honor. North County Water Agencies will feature the winners’ artwork in its 2018 Water Awareness Calendar and the images will be displayed on OMWD vehicles.