Water Conservation Week Contests


Contest Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

General Rules & Requirements

  • All entries must reflect the theme of the contest as it relates to fresh drinking water. Ocean water, bottled water, bottled drinks, or ocean life featured in the work will be disqualified.
  • Students must author their own poetry/draw their own poster. Collaborative and plagiarized work will be disqualified.
  • Students may submit only one entry.
  • All entries must be clearly labeled on the back, upper left corner with the student's full name, grade, school name, and teacher's full name. If an entry is not clearly labeled, it will be disqualified. Typed labels are recommended.
    • In the poster category, only teacher and student information may be submitted online. The original artwork for each poster entry must still be labeled and submitted by the contest deadline to be considered. Teachers who submit information online may clip entry labels from their acknowledgement email and affix those to the corresponding artwork as instructed.
    • Each poetry entry submitted online must be uploaded as a separate PDF document, with the required label information placed in the upper left corner of the second (back) page of the file. For the PDF file name, please use the following naming convention: Student Last Name - School - Teacher Last Name (e.g. lee-moanalua-abrams.pdf).
  • All entries must be accompanied by one completed entry form, whether submitted through the online form or the paper formIf submitting multiple entries for various student grades, please submit one completed entry form per grade. If a completed entry form is not received, the entry/entries will be disqualified.
  • Additional Poster Contest Requirements (Kindergarten to 6th Grade):
    • Posters must be drawn on 12"x18" paper, landscape or portrait format.
    • If the paper size is difficult to find, purchase 24"x36" paper or poster board and cut into four 12"x18" pieces.
    • Measure carefully -- Posters larger or smaller in size will be disqualified. Undersized artwork mounted on 12"x18" poster board and/or paper will be disqualified.
    • Poster entries using chalk, charcoal, oil-based crayons, electronic mediums, or three-dimension art will be disqualified.
  • Additional Poetry Contest Requirements (7th Grade to 12th Grade)
    • Poetry entries of any style are acceptable.
    • Entries must be 150 words or less, and no longer than 20 lines. Longer entries will be disqualified.
    • Entries must be submitted on standard 8.5"x11", letter-sized paper.
    • Poetry must be typewritten or printed from a computer or saved as a PDF (for online submission). Handwritten entries will be disqualified.

Rights & Licensing

By submitting an entry, an entrant represents that the poster/poem is an original work, and the entrant is the sole owner of all rights to the work. An entrant also agrees to allow the Honolulu Board of Water Supply to use his or her name to post on the BWS web site, without compensation unless prohibited. Each entrant retains his or her rights to their work but grants to BWS a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the poster/poem, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any BWS purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion. BWS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply, its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law. BWS reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of BWS are final and binding.

Winning entries become the property of the Board of Water Supply. Poster and poetry entries will not be returned by the BWS. Non-winning posters and poems may be picked up from the BWS Communications Office at 630 S. Beretania Street, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., between May 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019. Entries not picked up by July 31, 2019 will be discarded.


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Posted: 1/14/19