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Imagine a Day Without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Post Date:11/22/2019 2:20 PM

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA – The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their fifth 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 inviting students from throughout the City and County to illustrate how they “Only Use What You Need”. Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA evaluated the artwork for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s challenge question. Of the over 300 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 1895 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 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

  • 1st – 2nd Grade: Lucy Sutton, Burnley Moran Elementary, Grade 2
  • 3rd – 4th Grade: Timothy Choo, Baker-Butler Elementary, Grade 3
  • 5th – 6th Grade: Beatrice Mitchell, Crozet Elementary, Grade 5
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Emily Zhu, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 8
  • Fan Favorite: Manan Jani, Burley Middle School, Grade 6

 In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation and four were chosen to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Jaylen Crist (Crozet Elementary), Betsy Agee (Crozet Elementary), Sarah Healy (Greer Elementary), Lily Brookman (Jackson-Via Elementary)

 The five student winners along with the four teachers will be recognized at the Imagine a Day without Water Awards Ceremony on Monday, December 2nd 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 art contest and campaign highlights the value of water,” stated Jill Greiner, the City’s Water Efficiency Program Coordinator. “Each year, students learn about saving water and are able to show this importance through their artwork.  We love using this artwork throughout the year as we continue our water conservation messaging.”

 The campaign also helps bring awareness and helpful information to all on how to save water and “only use what you need”. The City and ACSA offer rebates for installing WaterSense labeled toilets and rain barrels as well as offer water saving devices available at events and for pick up at their respective offices.  In addition, they stress the importance of finding and fixing leaks in homes as even a small drip can waste 3,000 gallons of water each year.

 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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