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Poster Competition

National Water Week 2019 TasWater poster competition:
It's time to change the world.

Each year, National Water Week events and promotions across Australia encourage individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues.  TasWater encourages awareness through an annual poster competition.

The 2019 National Water Week TasWater Poster Competition is now open to all primary school aged students from around Tasmania. The 2019 theme for TasWater’s poster competition is ‘It’s time to change the world’.

Here is the perfect way to encourage students to think about water availability, how public sanitation systems are vital for public health – and how we compare to other places, and times in history. 

This year’s theme encourages students to consider how people access water and sewage services in Australia, and around the world now and into the future. It also provides an opportunity to bring attention to the value of water, sanitation, and sustainable cities and communities.

We must do our utmost to protect our water environments and resources, as well as bringing attention to the responsibility everyone shares to look after our sewerage systems.

“Nearly 40 per cent of the world’s population lacks access to toilets, and the dignity and safety that they provide” according to Ann M Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director.

In Australia we are lucky to have access to sanitation systems that separate human waste from our drinking water.

We can always do better though by using innovation and new technologies to improve environmental impacts and by making simple adjustments in our own behaviour to make sure those precious drops of water are not wasted.

Once you start learning, you will agree, it's time to change the world! Keep an eye on this page for some ideas to help your students with their posters.

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Entry has now closed for the 2019 poster competition.


Winners will be presented with prizes at ceremonies in October during National Water Week 2019, details to be advised once judging has concluded

All poster entries will be on display in various locations around the state from 21 – 27 October 2019, at the following locations;

Glenorchy Library - Austins Ferry Primary, Sacred Heart Catholic School (Geeveston), Bosveld Home School, Taroona Primary School, Princes Street Primary School, Peregrine School, 
Kingston Primary School, Southern Christian College, and St Aloysius Catholic College

Rosny Library - Eastside Lutheran College, Lauderdale Primary School, St Cuthbert's Catholic School, Corpus Christi Catholic School, and Howrah Primary School

New Norfolk Library - Fairview Primary School

Launceston Library - Mole Creek Primary School, St Leonards Primary School, Mowbray Heights Primary School, and Sacred Heart Catholic School (Launceston)

Bridport Library - Bridport Primary School

Cape Barren Island School, at the school

Burnie Library - Montello Primary School, Cooee Primary School, Mountain Heights School, St Brigids Catholic School, Leighland Christian School, and Romaine Park Primary School

Devonport Regional Gallery - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, and Spreyton Primary School.

2019 Winning posters: Theme 'It's time to change the world!'

$250.00 lucky draw prize winner: Congratulations Spreyton Primary School! 

Poster winners in order of first place, second place and third place:

Grade: Prep

First prize - Spencer C (Sacred Heart Catholic School Geeveston)

Second prize - Gwyn M (Cooee Primary School)

Third prize - Charlotte R (Eastside Lutheran College)

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Above: Gwyn M (Cooee Primary School) and Kate Beard (TasWater)

Grade: 1 & 2

First prize – Jake A (Mowbray Heights Primary School)

Second prize –  Nicoletta G (Princes Street Primary School)

Third prize - James S (Fairview Primary School)

Grade: 3 & 4

First prize –  Ula L (Southern Christian College) 

Second prize –  Charlotte A (Mowbray Heights Primary School)

Third prize –  Aditi K (Leighland Christian School)

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Above: Kate Beard (TasWater) and Aditi K (Leighland Christian School)

Grade: 5 & 6

First prize –  Priya B (Lauderdale Primary School)

Second prize –  Aahritik G (Mowbray Heights Primary School)

Third prize - Lyncoln B (Cape Barren Island District School)

Photos from the 2019 prize ceremonies:

North west prize presentation

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Above L-R: Vicki Frearson, Aditi K, Gwyn M, Kate Beard, Von M, Arielle G, Erika King

Northern prize presentation

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Above L-R: Kamala Rai, Sharon Symes, Aahritik G, Jake A, Charlotte A, Michelle Casey, Kate Beard