PASCO COUNTY, FL —- Pasco County Utilities (PCU) and Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA), in collaboration with Pasco County Schools, launched the 10th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest on February 1, 2019. All Pasco County students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade are encouraged to showcase their artistic tallents as they learn more about about water awareness, conservation, and protection.
This year’s theme, “Be a Water Hero!”, educates students about the water cycle, how a utility provides water, ways we use water, and positive actions for water stewardship. To demonstrate their new water knowledge, students are asked to create an original poster showcasing how they are a “Water Hero.” The program, designed to meet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning standards, is open to all students across all schooling types.
“We are excited to be celebrating the 10 year Anniversary for the program and hope to have a record number of young advocates submit their artwork this year,” said Sandra Anderson, Customer Service Administrator for PCU. Contest registration ends on March 11, 2019 and the deadline to submit original posters is April 1, 2019.
All participants receive a certificate with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners chosen from each grade level (K-5). Prize packages for the contest are donated by sponsors that include local businesses and educational attractions. “We appreciate our generous sponsors whose donations demonstrate their commitment to promote water preservation,” said Matthew Rihs, Community Services Supervisor for FGUA. Long running sponsors to the program include Chick-fil-a, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium, Cold Stone Creamery, Big Cat Rescue, and many more.
Visit www.watercontest.org for details on registration, sponsorship oportunities, and contest rules.