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National Water Week poster competition

Poster competition

Great prizes are up for grabs for students and schools

National Water Week (18-24 October 2021) makes a splash across Australia in October each year inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

To learn more about National Water Week, visit the Australian Water Association’s National Water Week page.


2021 theme: Caring for water and Country

This year’s theme ‘Caring for water and Country’, aims to recognise and deepen our understanding of the connection First Nations people have had with water and land for over 65,000 years. By reflecting on how our First Nations people protected and sustained our environment, and learning more about the water we depend on, we become better placed to ensure a resilient water future amongst the challenges of a changing climate.

National Water Week Poster Competition 2021 - winners

Thank you to all the students who entered our National Water Week 2021 poster competition. Your entries were both creative and inspiring.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Foundation – Ollie Cunningham
  • Year 1-2 – Amy Campbell
  • Year 3-4 – Zoe Koci
  • Year 5-6 – Mia O'Brien
  • Overall winner – Zoe Koci
  • School prize of $500 towards a sustainability project - Mirboo North Primary School

Congratulations to our highly commended entrants:

  • Foundation – Oliver Wright
  • Year 1-2 – Akshay Palta, Olivia Snell and Ahaan Vyas
  • Year 3-4 – Hilary Dorling and Caitlyn Jacobs
  • Year 5-6 – Olivia Jacobs and Isabella Wright

See the winning posters below.

The story behind the official National Water Week artwork for 2021

The National Water Week artwork titled “Our Waters” was produced with Spirit Creative by artist Dennis Golding whose connection to Country stems from the freshwater and saltwater regions of northern and north-west NSW.

The patterns flow through different water streams and continue the paths around the circular motifs that often reference meeting places and waterholes. The waters operate as a protector of these grounds to acknowledge First people’s connection to land and waters as they too care for Country now, and who have done so since time immemorial.

This artwork has been provided to us by the Australian National Water Association.

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Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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