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*open to Minnesota students ONLY
Learn, engage, and advocate! Design a poster, no larger than 9×12, about how or why all Minnesotans should conserve and protect our drinking water. Safe drinking water is everyone’s responsibility. It’s up to all of us to keep it clean and safe, now and for the future.Prizes
FIRST PLACE WINNERS in each grade category will receive an Elkay Water Bottle Filling System for their school/community ($1200 value) and a $50 prize.
SECOND & THIRD PLACE category winners will receive gift certificates. Winners will be announced on March 23, 2020.
Categories are as follows: Elementary (grades K-5), Middle school (grades 6-8), and High school (grades 9-12).Contest Rules
Please read these guidelines carefully to ensure your eligibility for the contest. Failure to include any of the guidelines may result in disqualification.
- All entries must be postmarked to the H2O for Life office by March 6, 2020. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
- All K-12 age students in Minnesota may participate, but water bottle stations will be installed in the local school or community gathering space
- Posters must be created on a single sheet no larger than 9” x 12”
- Posters must contain the tagline “Tap Into Safe Drinking Water.”
- Posters must be original designs by participant- no copyrighted materials allowed.
- Posters must be the original work of a single participant.
- Student’s name, grade, school, school address, and school phone number must be included on the back of the poster.
- Entries become the property of the contest sponsors and may be used for display and promotion.
Submit all entries to:
H2O for Life
1310 Highway 96 E #235
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
For more information, please contact Judy Onufer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 756-7577.
For more information about H2O for Life, please visit our webpage.Learn About the Issue
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Kalonga Secondary School in rural Malawi with an enrollment of 227 students and only 8 teachers.
Every day, students from Patrivia Primary School make the long walk to a protected shallow well and wait half an hour in line to collect water more than a kilometer away from their classrooms. Despite how time consuming and difficult this process is- students must walk along a steep slope through dense vegetation to reach the well- it’s the fact that the young children must cross a busy main road unaccompanied to reach the water source that is most concerning. Contributing even further to the problem is the well’s inadequate water supply, which regularly runs dry throughout the year. Although Patrivia Primary School acquired a 400 liter rainwater collection tank to help meet its water needs, with roughly 200 students and teachers on the premises, it simply isn’t enough. With the addition of a 10,000 liter rainwater collection system, the school’s students and teachers will have convenient access to clean, safe drinking water.
Oguola College Secondary has a student population of 321 girls, 389 boys and 13 teachers/staff. The school desperately needs implementation of a clean water source, rehabilitated latrines and a hygiene training program.