March 7, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Entry Deadline Extended for Department of Water Supply’s 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest
HILO, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, is granting extra time to Hawai‘i Island students seeking to enter its 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest.
Friday, April 28, 2023, is the new deadline for keiki attending kindergarten through the sixth grade to submit an original poster and compete for prizes to be awarded to the top two entrants from each grade level. Participants should depict this year’s theme of “Our Water, Our Future, Conserve It” 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. Make sure each poster lists the artist’s name and teacher in legible print.
Each poster submission should be accompanied by a completed entry form available below, at www.hawaiidws.org, via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling DWS on regular working days at (808) 961-8050. There is no charge to enter. Contest entries should be mailed to DWS in Hilo or dropped off in designated bins at DWS’ offices in Hilo, Kona or Waimea by Friday, April 28. Address locations and additional contest rules are listed on the attached entry form and at www.hawaiidws.org.
The free contest aims to highlight the importance of reducing water waste and protecting drinking water supplies. 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.
Founded in 1949, the Department of Water Supply is a semi-autonomous agency of the County of Hawai‘i. The Department’s mission is to provide customers with an adequate and continuous supply of safe drinking water through the operation of its 23 separate water systems that combined deliver about 25 million gallons of water each day to Hawai‘i Island communities.
Water Supply extends deadline for 2023 Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest