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WINNERS of the 2013 Student Art Contest are featured on the 2014 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.


2014 Student Art Contest for Water Awareness Month

For details about the 2014 contest , please see the 2014 Contest Flier. Deadline for entries is March 21, 2014 at 5 pm. drop off locations listed in Contest Flier. Contest theme is "Conserve Water - Every Drop Counts".


2013 Student Art Contest for Water Awareness Month

2013 Contest WINNERS!

2013 Art Contest Winners List - The 2013 contest winners received their awards and prizes on Tuesday, May 21st at 9 am at an awards ceremony during a Yolo County Board of Supervisors' meeting in Woodland.

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Contest Information

Students throughout Yolo County, including home schooled students are encouraged to submit original artwork for the contest.  Please see the contest flier below for entry rules, deadline, and locations for dropoff.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $200 savings bond* 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. The contest winners will be honored in May by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors at a water awareness ceremony (date to be determined). We encourage all contest winners and their parents to attend the ceremony!

*Grand prize subject to change.

2013 Student Art Contest Flier is now available. New theme and new contest rules!

Deadline for submissions are 5 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013

Drop off artwork to any of the following locations:

  • Davis City Hall, City Clerk, 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


2014 Water Awareness Calendars

The 2014 calendar is now available at the following locations featuring the 2011 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.

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

Woodland: Yolo County Flood Control & WCD, 34274 State Hwy 16

Winters:  Winters City Hall, 318 First Street

The 2014 calendars were delivered to all Yolo County schools in January 2014.

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