Show/Hide

The City of Charlottesville government offices will close Wednesday, November 21 at 1p.m. and will remain closed on

Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. 

Imagine A Day Without Water

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Event & Student Art Contest

 

 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Oct 10th Logo

Imagine A Day Without Water:

Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn't put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn't water their crops.  


 

 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Student Art Contest!

NEW 2018 THEME: HOW DO YOU SAVE WATER?

Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water?

  CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER ART CONTEST FLYER

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates:

Artwork will be accepted: September 10th - October 15th (End of Business Day)
Imagine a Day without Water Event: October 10th on the Downtown Mall, 11am - 1pm
Fan Favorite Voting available online: November 1st - 15th
Winners for the top poster in each age category and the Fan Favorite will be announced: November 19th, Click Here for Press Release
Awards Ceremony: November 27th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Albemarle County Service Authority Board Room, 168 Spotnap Road

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners:

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:

2018 Imagine a Day without Water 1st & 2nd Grade Winner Ben O'Hare

1st – 2nd Grade: Ben O’Hare, Johnson Elementary, Grade 2

2018 Imagine A Day without Water 3rd & 4th Grade Winner Rowan Powell

3rd – 4th Grade: Rowan Powell, Woodbrook Elementary, Grade 4

2018 Imagine a Day without Water 5th & 6th Grade Winner Jamie Kwon

5th – 6th Grade: Jamie Kwon, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 6

 2018 Imagine a Day without Water 7th & 8th Grade Winner Bryce Yates

7th – 8th Grade: Bryce Yates, Charlottesville Catholic School, Grade 7

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Fan Fav Manan Jani

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

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)

Click here for the full press release

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Fan Favorite Voting

We had over 265 entries to the 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Student Art Contest! We had judges represented from the City, ACSA, and RWSA; the judges determined the top 40 entries spanning all grade divisions (top 10 from each division) to be considered for the fan favorite category. Please share your favorite with your friends and family. Winners for the Fan Favorite and age categories will be announced Monday, November 19th.

Winners and participants will be recognized at our awards ceremony on November 27th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Albemarle County Service Authority's Board Room (located at 168 Spotnap Road). The awards ceremony is open to the public. 
Awards Ceremony Facebook Event: Click Here

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Top 40 Art Posters
Top 40 art posters from the 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest.

 


 

2018 Imagine A Day Without Water Charlottesville Event

October 10th, Downtown Mall between 2nd St NE & E Main Street (Next to Fountain) Charlottesville, VA, Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come imagine a day without water with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Wednesday, October 10th on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
There will be information on Charlottesville & Albemarle County's water supply, water conservation information and giveaways, entertainment supplied by 106.1 The Corner, and fun activities!
What: Imagine a Day without Water Campaign Kick Off Event
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Central Place Plaza, 2nd St NE and E Main Street on the Downtown Mall

 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Poster Final

2018 Student Art Contest Information

Theme: "How Do You Save Water"

Open To: All City of Charlottesville & Albemarle County Public, Private, and home schools, Grades 1st to 8th

Due: October 15th (5pm, end of business day)

CONTEST FLYER & ENTRY FORM: CLICK HERE

All poster entries must have the official entry form completely filled out (legible) and attached to the back of each poster submission. 

Poster entries must be mailed or dropped off by 5pm on October 15th to:
Department of Public Works
Attn: Water Conservation
305 4th Street, NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If you are a teacher with a large number of posters, you can arrange for a pick up at your school with the Water Conservation Program Coordinator, please email or call (434-970-3877).

Contest Rules

  • All entries must convey the theme of the contest: "How do you save water?"
  • Entries must be the work of one individual student, no collaborations.
  • Multiple entries from the same student will be accepted.
  • Original artwork only. Posters submitted with copyrighted characters or images will not be accepted.
  • Size: 11" x 17", any posters larger or smaller in size will be disqualified (Do you need paper? Read below how you can get some from FREE!)
  • Any medium may be used (paint, colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc). No 3-D entries, please.
  • Teachers may submit for students or students can submit independently through their parents.
  • Teachers can submit multiple entries at once, arrange pick-ups at schools, mail to or drop off at Public Works Administration (305 4th Street NW).

IMPORTANT: Each poster MUST have the official entry form attached to the back. All information must be filled in completely and legible. Illegible entries will be disqualified. Please print or type ALL information.  Click Here for the Official Entry Form!

PRIZES!
For Students: Cash gift card (one winner in each category)
Categories: Grades 1 - 2, Grades 3 - 4, Grades 5 - 6, Grades 7 - 8, Fan Favorite
Posters will be judged on message (keep in mind the theme), originality, creativity, and overall presentation.
A panel of judges will select the winning posters for each grade division.

For Teachers: Every teacher whose students submit posters will be entered into a drawing to win a cash gift card for classroom projects. The more students that participate will increase the odds of winning. Four Teachers will be selected!

A Fan Favorite winner will be selected by online voting. The link with the fan favorite entries will be available here starting November 1st. Voting closes on November 15th (11:59pm ET). Please vote for your favorite and share with your friends and family! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Winners will be announced November 19th and recognized as special ceremonies and their work will be exhibited in public venues.

Awards Ceremony will be November 27th, 5:30 - 6:30pm at Albemarle County Service Authority's Board Room located at 168 Spotnap Road. The event is open to the public and there is public parking available at the event location. We will be having a short ceremony for the award winners and recognized teachers. light snacks will be provided. 

Flyer & Entry Form: Click Here

Questions: Please contact the Water Conservation Program Coordinator via email or phone (434-970-3877)

DO YOU NEED PAPER? 

Paper can be picked up by individuals by the City of Charlottesville Public Works Administration Building located at 305 4th Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Schools and teachers, you can arrange for a drop off of paper at your school by contacting the Water Conservation Program Coordinator via email: waterconservation@charlottesville.org or phone: (434) 970-3877.

Contest is sponsored by:
Albemarle County Service Authority
The City of Charlottesville
Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority
Charlottesville Radio Group

 

ACSA Logo    City Seal    RWSA Logo

 

For more information on the Value of Water Coalition and Imagine A Day Without Water Campaign: Click Here


2017 Imagine a Day without Water Student Art Contest Winners:

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:

 

 2017 Imagine a Day without Water 1st & 2nd Grade Winner Nathan Jordan

 

1st – 2nd Grade: Nathan Jordan, Johnson Elementary, Grade 1

2017 Imagine a Day without Water 3rd & 4th Grade: Sophie Rubin

3rd – 4th Grade: Sophie Rubin, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Grade 4

2017 Imagine a Day without Water 5th & 6th Grade: Annie Meng

5th – 6th Grade: Annie Meng, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 6

2017 Imagine a Day without Water 7th & 8th Grade: Savannah Gale

7th – 8th Grade: Savannah Gale, Henley Middle School, Grade 7

2017 Imagine a Day without Water Fan Favorite: Elisabeth Sin

Fan Favorite: Elisabeth Shin, Brownsville Elementary, Grade 5

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)
Kim Taylor (Village School)

Read the Full Press Release on the Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Here: CLICK HERE


2016 Imagine A Day without Water Student Art Contest Winners:

The contest was a great success with over 445 poster entries and with representation from almost all City and County Public Schools, private schools, and other organizations, grades 1st through 8th. Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA helped evaluate the artwork for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s message: “Imagine a Day without Water”. One winner was chosen from the four grade divisions: 1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, 5th – 6th, and 7th – 8th. In addition, the top 60 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art poster. With over 530 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.

2016 Imagine A Day without Water 1st & 2nd Grade Winner

1st – 2nd Grade: Sarah Ni, Baker-Butler Elementary, Grade 2

2016 Imagine a Day without Water 3rd & 4th Grade Winner

3rd – 4th Grade: Jingyi Li, Hollymead Elementary, Grade 4

2016 Imagine A Day without Water 5th & 6th Grade Winner

 5th – 6th Grade: Olivia Kim, Hollymead Elementary, Grade 5

2016 Imagine A Day without Water 7th & 8th Grade Winner

 7th – 8th Grade: Marco Lopez, Buford Middle School, Grade 8

2016 Imagine a Day without Water Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite: Shilu DeBerry, Brownsville Elementary, Grade 4

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation by entering them into a drawing for a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects. Odds for winning were increased with greater student participation.
Four teachers were selected, and the winners of the teacher participation gift cards are the following:

Kelly Ewing from Agnor-Hurt Elementary School 
Desmond Cormier from Buford Middle School 
Tamara Murray from Charlottesville Day School
John Russell from St. Anne’s Belfield School. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED AND THE 2016 IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER WINNERS! 

 


2015 Imagine a Day without Water Event & Art Contest 

Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced!

 CITY PRESS RELEASE- CLICK HERE

The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority held an art contest open to all Charlottesville City and Albemarle County students in Grades 1st - 8th. Students were asked to Imagine a Day Without Water as part of a national campaign to bring attention to the value of water. 

We had 570 entries; due to the overwhelmingly successful response, we could not make all art entries available to vote. We had judges represented from the City, ACSA, and RWSA, as well as Piedmont Council of the Arts and StreamWatch. Together, the judges determined the top 50 entries spanning all grade divisions to be considered for the fan favorite category. 

Winners for the fan favorite, 1 winner from each age category (1st - 2nd, 3rd - 4th, 5th - 6th, and 7th - 8th grade), and the 4 teachers randomly selected for the participation prize will all be announced December 11th. Winning students will receive a $200 gift card, and the selected teachers will receive a $200 gift card for classroom projects.

 The Winners for the 2015 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest:

1st – 2nd Grade: Harper Jewel Ullrich, Jackson-Via Elementary, 2nd Grade

1_1003_compressed

3rd – 4th Grade: Reese Coggeshall, Virginia L. Murray Elementary, 3rd Grade

1_2030_Compressed

5th – 6th Grade: Phoebe V. Rebhorn, Paul H. Cale Elementary, 5th Grade

1_3016_Compressed

7th – 8th Grade: Esther Juwon Lee, Jack Jouett Middle School, 7th Grade

1_4034_Compressed

Fan Favorite: Krishabh Ban, Venable Elementary, 2nd Grade

5_1020_Compressed

 Teachers Randomly Selected for Participating:

Cristin McGarey from Burnley-Moran Elementary
Brandy Garbaccio from Crozet Elementary
Tamara Murray from Charlottesville Day School
Kathryn Durkee from Community Public Charter School

THANK YOU to everyone that participated and CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

For more information on the Value of Water Coalition and Imagine A Day Without Water Campaign: Click Here

panorama IDWW

Direct Website Link: www.charlottesville.org/artcontest