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Gippsland Water announces poster competition winners

Gippsland Water has announced the winners of this year’s National Water Week Poster Competition held for primary aged students across Gippsland.

“Once again, Gippsland students have shown off their creative talents and we received an overwhelming number of high quality entries”, said General Manager of Customer Service and Communications at Gippsland Water, Paul Clark.

“This year’s theme is Water Innovation and the student’s really let their imaginations run wild as they designed new and exciting ways to capture and save water,” continued Mr Clark.

The winners for each age category were Seth Broadbent (Airly Primary School, Prep), Opal Michie (Airly Primary School, Grade 1 and 2), Lucy Jones (St Mary’s Primary School Maffra, Grade 3 and 4) and Mimi Noble (St Mary’s Primary School Maffra, Grade 5 and 6).

The overall winning entry was from Lucy Jones whose innovative use of bath tubs to capture and store rainwater struck a chord with the judging committee.

“We were looking for students to express themselves and have some fun with different ideas on how to save water; Lucy’s entry combined both these elements in a bright and colourful poster that immediately drew the eye” said Mr Clark.


Lucy’s winning entry also won her school, St Mary’s Primary School Maffra, $500 from Gippsland Water to put towards a water-saving device or initiative.

Lucy and St Mary’s Primary School were presented with their prizes during school assembly this week.

Gippsland Water would like to thank all the students who entered the poster competition.

Photo 1: Students from Airly Primary School receive their awards and prizes.

L/R: Maddison Hughes, Airly Primary School Principal Brenda Talbot, Seth Broadbent, Opal Michie, Lotus Michie, Gippsland Water Communications Officer Natalie Laugeni and Tjiana Parker-Estoppey

Photo 2: Lucy Jones’ winning poster

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