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For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019

Keiki to Receive Awards for Water Conservation Poster and Poetry Contests

Special Ceremony to Honor Place-Winning and Honorable Mention Winners of 2019 Board of Water Supply Poster and 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.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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 2019 contests theme, “Do Your Part, Be Water Smart.” 

This theme was chosen to emphasize the importance of using our precious drinking water resource wisely and to offer ideas of how to be more water-efficient in our daily lives. The BWS received 974 poster and 442 poem entries from schools across Oahu.

The 41th annual poster contest was open to Oahu students in grades K to 6, and the 11th 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 2020 Water Conservation Calendar, which will be available in December 2019.

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.

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

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.  UwÄ“  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit



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