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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 21 to 27 October.

National Water Week Poster Competition 2019 - entries CLOSED stay tuned

Gippsland Water and Australian Water Association are calling for primary students to enter our annual poster competition.

This year’s theme is “It’s time to change the world!” Students are encouraged to make a poster reflecting the value they place on water, how it is used across our communities and/or the importance of water in connecting people.

Conditions of entry and entry form

School prize
  • The winning school is awarded a $500 grant to go towards a sustainability project, purchase of water efficient products or educational materials.
Student prizes
  • $100 Coles Group and Myer gift card for the winner + Gippsland Water prize pack.
  • $30 Coles Group and Myer gift card for the winner of each remaining category + Gippsland Water prize pack.

Entries will be judged locally. Winners in each category will then be submitted for state judging. Additional school and individual prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up of the state judging. Winners and runners-up will be presented with their prizes in time for National Water Week.

Judging criteria

Winners will be chosen by:

  • How well the poster conveys water related issues locally
  • How well it promotes the National Water Week theme
  • Appearance: attractively displayed in colour
  • Effective use of art materials
  • Originality of design or innovative concept.
Entry conditions
  • Entries are invited in four categories: Foundation, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6.
  • Any medium, including paper, can be used, as long as it is A3 size.
  • Any art material can be used, including paint, textas, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photographs and original computer graphics.

Group art work will not be accepted (only one student per artwork), and an official entry form must be securely attached to the back of each poster.


For inspiration on this year's theme, visit the AWA website.


Please email or call 1800 050 500.

Conditions of Entry and Entry form

All entries must have a completed entry form attached to the back and be returned to Gippsland Water by 5pm 6 September 2019.

Conditions of Entry and Entry form

National Water Week Poster Competition 2018 - winning entry

Buln Buln Primary School year 1/2 student, Edith Box is the winner of our poster competition for 2018. Edith scored herself a prize pack including a $100 iTunes Voucher.

Edith also won her school a $500 prize. The funds will be used towards a sustainability project or learning resources.

Edith’s entry impressed us for her clever use of a ‘WATER’ acronym, vibrant colour selection and depiction of this year’s theme: Water for me, water for all. Edith’s decision to include a farm animal and two people carefully collecting every last drop of rain was particularly poignant this year, given the drought conditions currently faced by many regional communities.


2018 State winners

State winners can be viewed on the Victorian Water Industry Association website.

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