March 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Entry Deadline Extended for Department of Water Supply’s 3rd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest
HILO, HAWAI‘I – Big Island students attending kindergarten through the fifth grade have until Friday, April 30 to enter the 3rd Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest sponsored by the Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i.
DWS extended the deadline to give students more time to submit an original artwork expressing this year’s theme of “Do Your Part, Be Water Smart” on a flat, 11- by 17-inch paper. Any medium may be used, except for three-dimensional renderings, chalk, charcoal and oil-based crayon. No computer graphics or photographs will be accepted. There is no charge to enter.
Each poster submission should be accompanied by a completed entry form available below, online at www.hawaiidws.org, via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling DWS weekdays at 961-8050. To reduce in-person contact due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, contest entries should be mailed to or dropped off in designed bins at DWS’ offices in Hilo, Kona or Waimea. Address locations and additional contest rules are listed on the attached entry form and also online.
The free contest aims to highlight the importance of water conservation and why drinking water supplies must be protected and preserved. It challenges keiki to utilize artistic ways of conserving our most precious resource – safe drinking water. Conservation ideas, including the video “Save Water to Help the Earth,” are posted under the “Conservation” link at www.hawaiidws.org.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place entrants from each grade level K-5, as chosen by a panel of judges, for a maximum total of 12 winners island-wide. Winning entries will be announced at a future Water Board meeting.
Founded in 1949, the Department of Water Supply is a semi-autonomous agency of the County of Hawai‘i whose mission is to provide customers with an adequate and continuous supply of safe drinking water through the operation of its 23 separate water systems.