Agriculture + Environment

Art contest emphasizes water conservation

By March 16, 2011

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2011 Water Awareness Student Poster Contest in recognition of May as Water Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of California’s water resources.

The contest educates students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in our everyday life.

The contest is open to all students from kindergarten to eighth grade, including homeschooled students living in Yolo County. The theme is “Use Water Wisely — Conserve & Recycle Water.”

Original artwork must be on white paper no larger than 11-by-17 inches. Artwork must have the student’s full name, teacher’s name, grade level, school name and city printed legibly on the back in the lower right corner.

Additional entry rules are posted at http://www.yolowra.org; click on the “2011 Contest Flier” link.

Prizes will be awarded to all the winners, including a $200 savings bond to the grand prize winner donated by Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland. The winning student’s classroom will receive $125.

All winners will be honored by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in May. Winning artwork will be featured on the 2012 Yolo County Water Awareness Calendar.

Artwork must be delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, to the city halls in Davis, West Sacramento or Woodland; the city clerk’s office in Winters; or the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District office at Highway 16 and Road 94B in Woodland.

For more information, call Donna Gentile at (530) 666-2733.

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