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City of Santa Ana
Monday October 26th, 2015 :: 03:35 p.m. PDT


Santa Ana Launches “Every Drop Count: Let’s Not Waste It” Youth Poster Contest

The City of Santa Ana is pleased to announce its Water Conservation Poster Contest, an educational project open to all Santa Ana youth ages 5-18. Using the theme “Every Drop Counts: Let’s Not Waste It,” the contest is designed to inspire creativity while reinforce water conservation.

“The ‘Every Drop Counts’ theme is particularly timely and important for our youth to remember considering our current drought conditions,” says Councilmember Roman Reyna and Board Member of the Orange County Water District. “This contest offers parents and their children the opportunity to work together on a creative project while explore ways to cut back water use in their daily lives,” he adds.

To ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate, the City along with its community partners are hosting Contest Art Centers where kids will be provided with free materials to draw their posters. They can draw their poster at home or at one of the following Contest Art Centers:

• November 1, 1-5 pm Bower’s Museum
• November 3, 2-5 pm Discovery Cube OC (Water Lab)
• November 14, 1-5 pm Westfield MainPlace (Food Court)
• December 1, 2-5 pm Discovery Cube OC (Water Lab)

Artwork must illustrate various water uses and/or wise water uses inside or outside of the home or school, in industries or businesses, in the environment, in agriculture or in recreation. Youth must submit their art on a 12 high x 18 wide white poster board or drawing paper with a one-inch white or blank border left on all four sides. They may use crayons, markers, pencils, paints, watercolors, pastels, cut paper, or fabric to create their posters. Photography or computer generated artwork is not permitted.

Deadline for entries is December 4, 2015. A total of 12 posters will be selected, three in each age category:

— Ages 5-8
— Ages 9-12
— Ages 13-14
— Ages 15-18

Winning posters will be selected by the City of Santa Ana based on originality, visual and word clarity, relevance to the water conservation theme, and adherence to the criteria outlined in the contest rules and guidelines. The grand prize entry in each age category will receive either one of the following: Nintendo 3DS, iPad Mini, iPad. Gift certificates will be given to all other winners.

Artwork can be submitted to the staff at one of the Contest Art Centers or mailed. Artwork must be postmarked and mailed prior to the deadline to: City of Santa Ana Water Resources, 220 S. Daisy Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92703, Attn: Youth Poster Contest.

For more details about the contest, including all rules and judging criteria, please visit, email [email protected] or call (714) 647-3500.

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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