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National Water Week poster competition

Share your water story

National Water Week (17-23 October 2022) makes a splash across Australia in October each year, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water.

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


2022 theme: Our water stories

This year’s theme ‘Our water stories’, invites us all to reflect and share our own individual connection to water.

Your story could involve a picture of a favourite local water way, or swimming with family at the beach. Maybe it’s sitting quietly by a river or enjoying a glass of clean, fresh water on a hot day. Or it could involve ideas on how you save precious water – let your imagination run wild!

National Water Week Poster Competition 2022 - open now

We celebrate National Water Week each year by running a poster competition for local primary school students within our service area.

Primary school students are invited to create a poster reflecting their own water stories.
For teachers and parents/carers – this is a great activity for children in the lead-up to National Water Week.

Entries close midnight, Friday 2 September 2022

Winners will be announced during National Water Week (17-23 October 2022).
Be creative and good luck!

Enter now

To enter, upload your poster as a jpg or png to
Simply enter your postcode and select Gippsland Water.


Student prizes

  • First prize - $50 voucher + a Gippsland Water prize pack
  • Runner up prizes - $30 voucher + a Gippsland Water prize pack. Runner up prizes will be awarded for winners in each remaining category.

School prize

  • All participating schools go into a random draw to win $500 to go towards a sustainability project at their school.

Entry conditions

  • Entries are invited in five categories:
    • Foundation
    • Years 1 and 2
    • Years 3 and 4
    • Years 5 and 6
  • Students with additional learning needs
  • Poster size must be A4 or A3
  • Any medium, from paper to digital, can be used.
  • Any art material and digital technology can be used, including paint, textas, crayons, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photographs and digital graphics.
  • Image files should be in .JPG or .PNG formats
  • Uploaded files are limited to 20MB
  • Group artwork will not be accepted (only one student per artwork).
  • Each student can only enter once.

Full terms and conditions


Winners will be chosen by:

  • How well does the poster communicate relevant water-related issues?
  • How attractive does it look from a distance?
  • Have art materials been used effectively?
  • Does the poster use innovative imagery, design or concepts?

Get inspired

Learning resources

There are some helpful learning resources available on the Australian Water Association's National Water Week website.

2021 winners

Check out the winning entries from our 2021 poster competition for inspiration. Last year's theme was “Caring for water and Country”.

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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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