National Drinking Water Week Photography Contest for 6-8th Graders

Posted on Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

The City of Evanston is hosting an art contest as part of National Drinking Water Week 2013 (NDWW), which runs May 6 -12. The purpose of NDWW is to celebrate water by recognizing the essential role it plays in our daily lives. The City of Evanston will be hosting a photography contest for 6-8th grade students in Evanston schools/ community organizations with the goal of education and promotion around drinking water.

Photography Contest Details:

  • Artwork can be submitted electronically to in JPEG, PDF, or JPG or can be printed on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.
  • All submissions must include an original photograph by the student and the use of digital media. Photoshopping is allowed.
  • Students’ artwork should express how local decisions may impact waterways in a distant area, or may capture a way in which you reduce water use, promote local tap water, or celebrate our local water resources.
  • Participating schools/community organizations should have students complete art projects.
  • Top artwork submissions will be displayed on the City’s website. The community will participate in on-line voting to determine top winners.
  • Winners will be announced at Evanston City Council meeting in April and invited to attend for the presentation of the award.
  • Top mixed media photographs will be displayed at the Evanston Main Library during National Drinking Water Week.
  • The overall winner will have their artwork featured on the homepage of the City of Evanston website. Evanston Beach Tokens for the 2013 summer will be administered as prizes.
  • City of Evanston staff from the Utilities Department and Office of Sustainability will be available to make presentation on Drinking Water and the contest to schools/classes who are interested.

Deadline for submission:  March 15, 2013
Submit artwork to the Evanston Utilities Department, 555 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60201.  Artwork can be mailed or dropped off, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Artists must be in the 6th to 8th grades..

Questions can be directed to Lara Biggs, Utilities Department, 847/448-8198.