Monday, January 30, 2012

PA American Water Opens Protect Our Watersheds Student Art Contest

PA American Water Monday announced entries are now being accepted for its 10th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Student Art Contest.  The deadline for submissions is March 30.
            All fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students in schools served by PA American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area.
            The contest encourages students to draw on their artistic talents to convey the importance of protecting Pennsylvania’s watersheds and water resources. 
            This month, PA American Water is mailing contest applications to teachers in nearly 500 schools in its service territory. Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watershed protection and the ability to communicate that understanding.
            As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the personal impact of watershed protection.   
            “In celebrating the art contest’s 10th year, we are proud of how it taps into children’s imagination and creativity to instill the importance of environmental stewardship,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Kathy L. Pape. “We’ve seen participation grow year after year as more teachers, parents and students use the contest as a learning opportunity to understand how humans can positively and negatively impact our watershed and drinking water sources.” 
            In 2011, the company received more than 700 entries from students across the state. The grand prize winner was Brynn May Lilley of Hutchinson Elementary School in Uniontown, Fayette County. 
In total, six students will be recognized, with a first-, second- and third-place winner selected from eastern and western Pennsylvania.
            First-place winners will be rewarded with a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Two second- and third-place winners will be awarded a $50 and $25 gift card, respectively. 
            In addition, the overall grand prize winner will have her/his artwork featured on “Bloomer” cards distributed by PA American Water. Bloomer cards are seed-filled packets that, when planted and tended, produce a variety of wildflowers.  All entrants will receive a Watershed Champion certificate. 
            Awards will be presented in May as part of National Drinking Water Week activities.
            Contest guidelines and entry forms are available online.

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