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Imagine a Day Without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Post Date:11/19/2018 10:06 AM
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Jill Greiner
Water Conservation Program Coordinator
434-970-3877
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2018

Imagine a Day Without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced 

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA –The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their fourth annual “Imagine a Day without Water” campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water that encourages water conservation in our everyday lives

The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their fourth annual “Imagine a Day without Water” campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water that encourages water conservation in our everyday lives. This national campaign consisted of a public awareness event as well as an art contest where students from throughout the City and County were asked to illustrate “How do you save water?” Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA evaluated the artwork for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s challenge question. Of the 266 poster entries received from students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, one winner was chosen from each of four grade divisions. In addition, the top 40 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art poster; with over 1200 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 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

• 1st - 2nd Grade: Ben O'Hare, Johnson Elementary, Grade 2

1st-2nd grade

• 3rd - 4th Grade: Rowan Powell, Woodbrook Elementary, Grade 4

3rd anf 4th grade

• 5th - 6th Grade: Jamie Kwon, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 6

5th and 6th grade

• 7th - 8th Grade: Bryce Yates, Charlottesville Catholic School, Grade 7

7th and 8th

• Fan Favorite: Manan Jani, Agnor Hurt Elementary, Grade 5

fan favorite

 

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: Lily Brookman, (Jackson Via Elementary), Atlanta Hutchins (Crozet Elementary), Desmond Cormier (Buford Middle School) 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 Tuesday, November 27th 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. “This year’s artwork showed great innovation and creativity from the participating students,” stated Jill Greiner, the City’s Water Conservation Program Coordinator. “We are excited to see such a passionate generation considering the environment with a great understanding around the importance to save water in our community.” More information about the Imagine a Day without Water Art contest can be found here: www.charlottesville.org/artcontest. More information about Imagine a Day without Water can be found here: http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/ .

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