For more than 30 years, communities across the United States have joined the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in recognizing the essential role that water plays in our daily lives by celebrating National Drinking Water Week. Throughout the week, AWWA and its partners provide information and host activities to highlight how important water is for us all. This year Evanston has chosen the theme “100 Years of Clean Water” to recognize how vital water has been and will continue to be in our lives, and to acknowledge the Water Department’s productive and successful efforts to provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to our community for the last century.
Throughout the week, the city will sponsor a series of activities for all ages in honor of National Drinking Water Week, including a coloring contest and photo contest.
DEADLINE FOR BOTH IS MARCH 21
3rd Grade Coloring Contest
The City of Evanston is hosting an art contest as part of National Drinking Water Week 2014 (May 4 -10). The purpose of NDWW 14 is to celebrate water by recognizing the essential role it plays in our daily lives. The City will host the art contest for 3rd grade students in Evanston schools/ community organizations with the goal of education and promotion around drinking water. Online voting will occur from March 27 to April 6.
The winners will be announced on April 28 at the Administration & Public Works Committee Meeting of the Evanston City Council and will be invited to attend the presentation of the award. Awards will include Evanston Beach Token(s) for the 2014 summer, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a chance to have their artwork displayed at the Main Public Library during Drinking Water Week.
Middle School Photo Contest
Celebrate Water. Snap a Photo. Tag & Share.
The National Drinking Water Week photo contest is open to all 6th – 8th graders in Evanston. Following the submission period, all Evanston residents will have the ability to vote online for their favorite photo. Public voting is scheduled to begin on March 27th and will last until April 6th. Winners will be announced at the City Council meeting on April 28th and have their photo featured on the city’s website and at the Evanston Public Library.
Photo submissions should capture the theme of celebrating “100 Years of Clean Water” and can touch upon topics like ways to reduce water use, promote local tap water, or honor our local water resources and history. For more details, please refer to the handout here: Photo Contest Handout 2014.docx