2017 Water Conservation Week Poster & Poetry Contests

contest promotion poster 2017The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is now accepting entries for its 2017 Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contest, which is open to Oahu students island-wide. These annual contests promote awareness of our island's limited drinking water supply and encourage Oahu's youth to become more water-efficient.

The 39th annual poster contest is open to Oahu students in grades Kindergarten to 6 and the 9th annual poetry contest is open to Oahu students in grades 7 to 12.

The 2017 contest theme, "Conserve to Preserve," invites Oahu youth to creatively express the importance of conserving water now to preserve our water supply for the future.

Many of us take for granted that we'll always have safe, fresh drinking water whenever we open a tap. But Oahu's groundwater supply is finite and we all must do our part to help preserve and protect our water resources so it remains healthy now and in the future.

Efforts such as protecting watershed lands, avoiding senseless water water where possible, and using water efficiently will help extend our supplies while keeping them safe and dependable for all Oahu water users.

Past Winning Posters

  • Brennan Lee
    Brennan Lee

    2007 Contest

  • Billie-Sade Mason
    Billie-Sade Mason

    2009 Contest

  • Laurie Au
    Laurie Au

    1994 Contest

  • Alex Sanderson
    Alex Sanderson

    2014 Contest

  • Peyten Gebhard
    Peyten Gebhard

    2006 Contest

  • Eric Liaw
    Eric Liaw

    2004 Contest


Contest Rules

  • Download the 2017 contest rules and entry form
  • CONTEST DEADLINE: March 1, 2017
  • The contest theme itself does not need to appear in the artwork or poetry. However, entries should reflect the "Conserve to Preserve" theme and depict or demonstrate water conservation efforts.
  • Entries must be submitted with a completed entry form to the BWS Communications Office at 630 South Beretania Street or to any Oahu satellite city hall (excluding Hickam) during normal business hours. See list of drop-off locations and business hours.

Contest rules, entry form, and list of drop-off locations and business hours are available for download - see links below.

For More Information

For more information about these annual contests or calendar, call (808) 748-5041 or email contactus@hbws.org.

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Public Notice - Request for Donations

Board of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu, Request for Donations for 2017 Water Conservation Week Program

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), City and County of Honolulu, is seeking sponsors for its 2017 Water Conservation Week Program. Major components of this water education program are annual poster and poetry contests, which highlight a water-conservation related theme, and publication of a 12-month calendar for 2018 that features winning contest entries.

The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu. It is charged with managing Oahu's municipal water resources and distribution system to ensure a safe and dependable drinking water supply now and into the future. This includes caring for Oahu's watersheds, preserving and protecting the island's finite water supply, and repairing and replacing the aging infrastructure. Its operations and projects are financed with revenues generated by water transmission and distribution fees; it does not receive income from property or other county taxes and fees. The BWS also pursues federal and state grants to help subsidize BWS projects.

Your support will underwrite the costs of:

  • Producing 20,000 copies of the 2018 calendar for distribution to Oahu residents, particularly to all Oahu schools, State and City leaders, and community groups. In addition to receiving recognition as a sponsor of the 39th Annual Water Conservation Week Poster Contest (for grades K-6) and the 9th Annual Poetry Contest (for grades 7-12), sponsor companies will be featured in the 2018 Water Conservation Calendar.
  • Providing light snack-type of food for student winners, and their teachers and families who attend the Contest Awards Ceremony in April.

Sponsorship Levels

Depending on the selected level of sponsorship, sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Platinum Sponsorship ($2,000 and more)
    • Logo and exclusive sponsorship of one month in the BWS Water Conservation Week calendar
    • Logo prominently positioned in "Sponsor" section of calendar
    • Recognition at all Water Conservation Week events
    • Space for one coupon in the calendar
    • Logo prominently positioned on the BWS website with hyperlink to sponsor's website
    • Logo and/or name on contest materials (media releases, shopping mall displays, and other miscellaneous promotions)
    • Opportunity to provide collateral material to Award Ceremony participants
  • Gold Sponsorship ($1,000 - $1,999.99)
    • Logo and shared sponsorship of one month in the BWS calendar
    • Logo listed in "Sponsor" section of calendar
    • Recognition at select Water Conservation Week events
    • Space for one coupon in the calendar, pending demand and space availability
    • Logo displayed on the BWS website with hyperlink to sponsor's website
  • Silver Sponsorship ($500 - $999.99)
    • Logo listed in "Sponsor" section of calendar
    • Recognition at select Water Conservation Week events
    • Space for one coupon in the calendar, pending demand and space availability
    • Logo displayed on the BWS website with hyperlink to sponsor's website
  • Bronze Sponsorship ($250 - $499.99)
    • Company name listed in "Sponsor" section of calendar
    • Recognition at select Water Conservation Week events
    • Logo displayed on the BWS website with hyperlink to sponsor's website

Eligibility Requirements

Sponsors may NOT be individuals, organizations or corporations that the BWS contracts directly with for goods, services or construction or intend to enter into a contract with the BWS.

Interested persons and organizations may submit a letter of interest for consideration to the BWS Communications Office via e-mail through contactus@hbws.org, or via postal mail at 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96843. Click for a printable version of this webpage.

Sponsor's payments should be made payable to the BWS and sent to: Board of Water Supply, Communications Office, 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96843. Sponsors will receive a letter of acknowledgement for their monetary and in-kind support that they may use to seek deductions when filing their taxes.

Interested sponsors may apply any time. For maximum sponsorship benefit, please apply by Friday, November 21, 2016.

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