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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2018

Keiki to Receive Awards for Water Conservation Poster and Poetry Contests

Special ceremony to honor place-winning and honorable mention winners of 2018 Board of Water Supply Poster & Poetry Contest


Forty-two talented students from schools across Oahu will be recognized by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) for their participation in the Annual Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contest.Insert one-sentence summary or lead sentence from media advisory.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Mission Memorial Auditorium
550 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


At the event, the BWS will reveal the place-winning artists in Grades K-6 and the place-winning poets in Grades 7-12, as well as recognize the honorable mention winners for this year’s annual contests. Participants were asked to depict the 2018 contests theme, “Conserve Water: Use It Wisely.”

This theme was chosen to emphasize the importance of conserving water now to preserve our water supply for the future. The BWS received over 1,100 entries from schools across Oahu.

The 40th annual poster contest was open to Oahu students in grades K to 6, and the 10th annual poetry contest was open to Oahu students in grades 7 to 12. The winning poster and poetry entries will be revealed and presented with awards. All winning and honorable mention posters and poems will be showcased in the 2019 Water Conservation Calendar, which will be available in November 2018.

Media who attend the event will have the opportunity to get video and photos of the students receiving their awards and winning artwork and poems, which will be featured in Honolulu’s Lane Gallery right after the event until May 29.

For more information about the BWS’s water conservation contests, please visit



Keoni Mattos
Information Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 551-5848

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."