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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Western encourages water education through art

RIVERSIDE, CA On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors recognized nine Riverside County students for their winning submissions to its annual Water is Life art contest. 

Each year, students attending schools in Western’s service area are encouraged to submit artwork that visually depicts a water-saving message. This year, in response to the ongoing pandemic, students submitted artwork digitally. Judges graded each submission based on adherence to the Water is Life theme, message clarity, neatness, and creativity. Local water education professionals and artists served as judges. The winning artwork will move on to the regional contest hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where submissions will compete against artwork submitted from various agencies throughout Southern California. 

“With much of California impacted by drought, Western is encouraging everyone to keep up the good work of using water efficiently, and this includes our younger water users,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “Western supports water education in our local schools, as well as at home. The Water is Life art contest has been a part of our education program for more than a decade, and it encourages our youth to use art to show how they use water wisely.”

2021 Water is Life Art Contest Winners

Elementary School

1st Place: Nataly | 4th Grade, Tomás Rivera Elementary School

2nd Place: Eileen | 4th Grade, Lake Hills Elementary School

3rd Place: Ruby | 4th Grade, Lake Hills Elementary School

Middle School

1st Place: Hannah | 8th Grade, Amelia Earhart Middle School

2nd Place: Iris | 8th Grade, Amelia Earhart Middle School

3rd Place: Kylie | 7th Grade, Amelia Earhart Middle School

High School

1st Place: Weiran | 9th Grade, Martin Luther King High School

2nd Place: Elizabeth | 11th Grade, Martin Luther King High School

3rd Place: Adrine | 12th Grade, Citrus Hill High School

Living in Southern California, there is a need for increased awareness about water use efficiency. Western’s school education programs, including the Water is Life art contest, help to bring this message to the local classrooms in the Riverside and Murrieta areas served by Western. 

For more information about Western’s Water is Life art contest, visit wmwd.com/ArtContest. For more information about Western’s education program, visit wmwd.com/Education.

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