Contest deadline is March 1

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2024) - Hillsborough County K-12 students are encouraged to channel their inner artist, blend it with a passion for water conservation, and enter the 2024 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest, which is sponsored by Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. 

All Hillsborough County students from kindergarten through 12th grade can enter the contest by creating a poster depicting water conservation. Each student who enters a poster in the contest must create an original idea that portrays water conservation in a slogan and/or drawing form. Each poster will be judged on the message, creativity, originality, and artistic ability. The poster must be drawn on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper and may be drawn vertically or horizontally. Students may use crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers. No highlighters, photos, or computer graphics are permitted. 

There are five divisions in the contest: 

  • Division one: Kindergarten and first grade students 

  • Division two: Second and third grade students 

  • Division three: Fourth and fifth grade students 

  • Division four: All middle school grades 

  • Division five: All high school grades 

Each school will select one winner from each division for submission to the local level. A panel of water conservation specialists from Hillsborough County Water Resources and the City of Tampa Water Department will judge all school winning posters on the message, creativity, originality, and artistic ability and will choose a first-, second-, and third-place local winner for each division. The first-place local winners will advance to the statewide level, judged by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA). 

The submission deadline for the local-level judging is March 1. Entries can be submitted to WaterConservation@HCFL.govLearn more about the Drop Savers Poster Contest rules. 

Posted: 2/9/2024, 6:52:34 PM