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National Water Week

Poster competition

Great prizes are up for grabs for students and schools

National Water Week is an annual celebration of water in Australia which occurs in the third week of October each year. It is designed to encourage the community to take action to help protect and conserve our most precious resource – water. This year National Water Week will run from 19 to 25 October.

National Water Week Poster Competition 2020 - deadline extended to 18 September

The National Water Week Poster Competition is on again. Primary school students are invited to create an A4 sized poster reflecting this year’s theme Reimagining our water future. See below for some inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing.

Our judges will be looking for how well you represent the theme and how it relates to our region in Gippsland.


  • Foundation
  • Years 1 and 2
  • Years 3 and 4
  • Years 5 and 6
  • Students with a disability

You may use any material you wish to create your poster including paint, pencil, crayons, collage, original photographs and digital media. Be creative and good luck!

All entries must have a completed entry form attached. Entries close 5pm 18 September, 2020.

Information and conditions of entry

Entry form


Student prizes

  • First prize - $50 voucher + a Gippsland Water prize pack
  • Runner up prizes (for each remaining category) - $30 voucher + a Gippsland Water prize pack.

School prize

Every school with a student entering the competition will be placed into the draw to win $500 for the school to put towards a sustainability project, water efficient products or STEM learning resources.

State prizes

Winners from Gippsland Water’s competition will be submitted for state judging with additional prizes are up for grabs.

Get inspired

As our population grows, this will put more stress on our water resources. To help you design your poster, ask yourself some questions like:

  • How can we reimagine the way we use and reuse water to ensure there’s enough of it in the future?
  • How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources?
  • What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

Additional resources are available from the Australian Water Association’s website.

Ideas for celebrating National Water Week
  • Enter the poster competition by 11 September 2020.
  • Clean up the land surrounding a local water way.
  • Get involved in tree planting near your local wetland or catchment area (31 July 2020) is Schools Tree Planting Day).
  • Celebrate National Science Week with water-related learning about our oceans (15 – 23 August)
  • Choose a day to celebrate being healthy and promote the importance of drinking water and making healthy food choices for good health.
  • Join the Schools Water Efficiency Program to help your school identify leaks and get them fixed quickly.
  • Download some educational resources for classroom activities.

Winning posters from 2019


Grace, Foundation - Buln Buln Primary School


Sidney, Grade 1 and 2 - Buln Buln Primary School


Maya, Grade 3 and 4 - St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Sale


Montana, Grade 5 and 6 - Boisdale Consolidated Primary School

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