The summer months are rapidly approaching and the need to conserve water rises with the heat! In hopes of raising awareness of this need, the City of Amarillo’s Every Drop Counts Poster Contest is underway. To enter the contest, children ages K-12th grade may submit their artwork depicting water conservation.
How to enter: Submit your artwork and completed entry form to any Amarillo Public Library location or the second floor of the Simms Municipal Building at 808 S. Buchanan.
How to win: Theme is “Every Drop Counts.” Artwork should be artistic, positive in approach, and focus on water conservation. Quality of design, creativity, originality, and reproducibility are also factors that will be judged. Poster must be in landscape (horizontal) layout and should be at least 11 x 8.5 inches but not larger than 17 x 11 inches.
Winners will be chosen from the following age groups (school year 2018-2019):
- K through 2nd grade
- 3rd through 5th grade
- Middle School
- High School
The Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet. Other great prizes include:
- Party at AirU (K-2nd grade)
- Private Pool Party at the new Warford Activity Center (3rd through 5th grade)
- Passes to Wonderland Park for you and four friends (Middle School and High School)
Deadline for all submissions is 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Aug. 1st.
A total of 12 winners will have their artwork featured in the 2019 “Every Drop Counts” calendar and will be recognized by the Mayor and Amarillo City Council at the August 14th regular meeting.
Entry forms, which include the complete general rules, can be found here.
Creative ideas can be found below by reading about ways to conserve water or at takecareoftexas.org/kids.
For more information call 806-378-6028 or email here.
Prizes graciously donated by our local sponsors: AirU, Wonderland Park, The Warford Activity Center, and Best Buy of Amarillo.
Every Drop Counts
Curious how every drop counts? You pay for every drop, whether you use water wisely or waste it. Water is a precious resource in the Texas Panhandle. Do at least one thing a day to save water. Even if the savings are small, every drop counts.
Conserving water is the most effective and environmentally sound way to protect our water supply. The City of Amarillo consistently works to secure additional water rights so that there will be water for generations to come, but we must do our part to conserve now.
Due to continued drought, it is important that water conservation measures be taken to protect our natural resources. Click below for information on how you and your family can conserve water both indoors and outdoors.