15th Annual (2024) Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners Announced

Pasco County Elementary Students Combine Water, Science and Art in the 15th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest

Pasco County Utilities and the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) is honored to present the 15th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest results. The program showcases the artistic merit and creativity of students in Pasco County elementary schools. This contest gives Pasco’s young residents a new way to learn about science, water and the environment.

Over 1,300 children participated in this year’s contest, which had entries from public, private and homeschooled students. A total of 17 elementary schools and 43 teachers participated in the program. This year’s theme was “One Water, One Earth,” with topics such as Water Cycle; I Shed, We Shed, Everyone Sheds (Watersheds); Drink Like an Astronaut; and Water Conservation. Every student that submitted a poster did an amazing job bringing science and art together and creating an image that illustrates these main ideas.

Pasco County Utilities and FGUA will visit schools and present awards to winning students before the end of the academic year. Winning posters will be on display this summer at the East and West Government Centers. Winners’ posters will also appear in a full-page advertisement in the Tampa Bay Times as well as on the program website (watercontest.org).

We thank and commemorate all the participating students, and we congratulate all the students who won in the 15th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. We also want to thank this year’s sponsors. Without their support, this program would not be possible.

2024 Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s program and thank you to everyone who participated! First, second, and third place winners for each grade level are shown below.

2024 Final Judging - 5_result

15th Annual (2024) Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners


Kindergarten Name School
1st Place *Name Withheld Schrader Elementary
2nd Place *Name Withheld Schrader Elementary
3rd Place Cruz Shook Sanders Elementary
First Grade    
1st Place Camila Rodrigues Odessa Elementary
2nd Place Honour Moynihan Odessa Elementary
3rd Place Max DeMeo Odessa Elementary
Second Grade    
1st Place Sianna Carney Schrader Elementary
2nd Place Ayaansh Dey Countryside Montessori
3rd Place Angely Alvarado Schrader Elementary
Third Grade    
1st Place Lucy Fernandes Countryside Montessori
2nd Place Aubrey Negron Athenian Academy
3rd Place Femshen Matheson James Marlowe Elementary
Fourth Grade    
1st Place Christian Montilla Wesley Chapel Elementary
2nd Place Anderson Friedman Countryside Montessori
3rd Place Jessica Cako Athenian Academy
Fifth Grade    
1st Place Arianna Emit Countryside Montessori
2nd Place Lily Pelt Wesley Chapel Elementary
3rd Place Gemma Robil Home School
HONORABLE MENTION Audrey Raymond Wesley Chapel Elementary

*Name withheld per Media Release request for privacy purposes.

*Honorable Mention Winner Chosen by Clearwater Marine Aquarium as “Nick the Dolphin’s Pick”.

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