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WINNERS of the 2014 Student Art Contest are featured on the 2015 Water Awareness Calender


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Water Awareness Events

May is officially designated as Water Awareness Month to highlight the importance of California's water resources to the human health, economic vitality and environmental quality of our state. Water conservation education is especially important with California's fluctuating water conditions and increasing water supply needs statewide. Each spring all students in Yolo County are encouraged to participate in a Student Art Contest illustrating a water awareness theme. The contest helps teachers educate students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in our every day life.

The Water Awareness Committee of Yolo County receives hundreds of original artwork entries for judging each year. The winning contestants receive individual prizes, as well as special recognition of their artwork displayed on the annual Yolo County Water Awareness Calendar. For over 15 years, the calendar has been completely dependent on contributions from local sponsors and is distributed throughout Yolo County to 3,000 students, teachers, businesses, local agencies and others.

2015 Student Art Contest Winners

2015 Art Contest Winners List - The 2015 contest winners will receive their awards and prizes on Tuesday, May 19th at 9 am at a presentation during a Yolo County Board of Supervisors' meeting at 625 Court Street, 2nd Floor chambers, Woodland. The Grand Prize of $100 cash is donated by Blue Wing Gallery.

2015 Grand Prize Winner - Yunjin Natalia Lee, 5th Grade Pioneer Elementary, Davis



2015 Student Art Contest for Water Awareness Month

2015 Student Art Contest Flier Deadline for entries is Friday, March 20, 2015 by 5 pm*. Drop off locations will be listed in Contest Flier. This year's contest theme is "Saving Water - Rain or Shine, Every Drop Counts".

*Please note the YCFCWCD office closes at 4 pm every day.


Students throughout Yolo County, including home schooled students are encouraged to submit original artwork for the contest.  Please see the contest flier above for entry rules, deadline, and locations for dropoff.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 cash prize donated by Blue Wing Gallery. The grand prize winning student's classroom will receive $125 cash prize.  All contest winners will receive a prize ribbon, award certificate and a gift card. An award presentation will be held in May during the Yolo County Board of Supervisors' regular meeting (date to be determined). We encourage all contest winners and their parents to attend the presentation!

Deadline for submissions are 5 pm, Friday, March 20, 2015

Drop off artwork to any of the following locations:

  • Davis City Hall, Public Works, 23 Russell Blvd.
  • Woodland City Hall, City Clerk, 300 First St.
  • Winters City Hall, City Clerk, 318 First St.
  • West Sacramento City Hall, City Clerk, 1110 West Capitol Ave.
  • Yolo Co. Flood Control & WCD, 34274 State Highway 16, Woodland (Closes at 4 pm)

2015 Water Awareness Calendars

The 2015 calendar is now available at the following locations featuring the 2014 contest winners. Please contact the WRA office (530) 666-2733 if you would like a calendar.

Davis: Davis City Hall, Planning Dept. 23 Russell Blvd.; Yolo County Library-Davis Branch, Children's section, 315 E. 14th St.

West Sacramento: West Sacramento City Hall, Parks & Recreation 1110 West Capitol Ave

Winters: Winters City Hall, 318 First Street

Woodland: Woodland City Hall, 300 First Street; Woodland Public Library, Children's section, 250 First St.

Woodland: Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, 34274 State Highway 16, Woodland

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