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Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest Winners Announced

Post Date:11/17/2017 12:55 PM
The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their third annual “Imagine a Day without Water,” a national campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water that encourages water conservation in our everyday lives. 

The campaign involved a public awareness event as well as an art contest where students from throughout the City and County were asked to illustrate “Why does every drop count?” Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA helped evaluate the artwork (over 630 entries from the Charlottesville and Albemarle County) for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s challenge question. Of the 638 poster entries received, one winner was chosen from each of four grade divisions. In addition, the top 60 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art poster; with over 580 online votes, a fan favorite was selected. All 5 winners will receive a $200 gift card, water conservation goodie bag, and have their artwork displayed around Charlottesville.  

The winners for the 2017 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

• 1st – 2nd Grade: Nathan Jordan, Johnson Elementary, Grade 1
Nathan Jordan Artwork
• 3rd – 4th Grade: Sophie Rubin, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Grade 4
Sophie Rubin Artwork
• 5th – 6th Grade: Annie Meng, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 6
Annie Meng Artwork
• 7th – 8th Grade: Savannah Gale, Henley Middle School, Grade 7
Savannah Gale Artwork
• Fan Favorite: Elisabeth Shin, Brownsville Elementary, Grade 5
Elisabeth Shin Artwork

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation and 4 were chosen to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Leslie Tanner (Henley Middle School), Desmond Cormier (Buford Middle School), Tamara Murray (Charlottesville Day School), and Kim Taylor (Village School). 

The five student winners along with the four teachers will be recognized at the Imagine a Day without Water Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Albemarle County Service Authority’s Board Room located at 168 Spotnap Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. The event is open to the public and water saving giveaways will be available to all attendees. Public parking is available at the event location.

“Each year we are impressed by the artistic abilities and creativity from the participants in our art contest,” stated Jill Greiner, the City’s Water Conservation Program Coordinator. “This campaign and contest had particular relevance this year as Charlottesville and Albemarle were in a drought warning for much of October and November.” 

More information about the Imagine a Day without Water Art contest can be found HERE. More information about Imagine a Day without Water can be found HERE
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