Risdon Brook Dam

Poster Competition

National Water Week 2018 TasWater poster competition:
Water for me, water for all!

Each year, National Water Week1 events and promotions across Australia encourage individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding about the importance of water. Water is not only crucial to our wellbeing but central to nearly every aspect of our life. TasWater encourages water awareness through an annual poster competition.

The 2018 National Water Week TasWater Poster Competition is now open to all primary school aged students across Tasmania! The theme for this year’s poster competition is ‘Water for me, water for all’.

This theme encourages students and the wider community to consider how we use water and what we can do to protect our water environments and resources for the future. It also provides an opportunity to bring attention to the value of water and our shared responsibility in caring for it.

Here in Australia it is quite easy to take our flushing toilets, running taps and hot showers for granted but across the globe 2.1 billion people lack access to safe, readily available drinking water2. To put into perspective, this means that 3 out of 10 people do not have access to water or proper sanitation2.

 “Safe water, sanitation and hygiene at home should not be a privilege of only those who are rich or live in urban centres. “These are some of the most basic requirements for human health, and all countries have a responsibility to ensure that everyone can access them2.”

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

 These issues do not go unnoticed with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals focused on water. In particular, Goal #6 challenges us to work towards a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water3.

Other goals and topics for exploration that relate to water include; good health and wellbeing (#3), gender equality (#5), affordable and clean energy (#7), sustainable cities (#11), life below water (#14) and life on land (#15)3.

 References

1.Australian Water Association. (2018). National Water Week. 

2.World Health Organisation. (2018, June 2). 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation. 

3.United Nations. (2015, September 25). Sustainable development goals: 17 goals to transform our world.


Prizes

There are fantastic prizes to be won for the winners of each category and the school library of the first prize winners will also receive a water themed book pack.

Winners will be drawn from each of the four age categories below:

  • Prep
  • Grade 1 & 2
  • Grade 3 & 4
  • Grade 5 & 6

Prizes will consist of:

1st – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 16GB tablet

2nd - TBA

3rd – TBA

Entry

Have closed for 2018.

2018 Winning posters: Theme Water for Me, Water for All

In order of first place, second place and third place.

Grade: Prep

First prize - Albie de Gooyer (Lauderdale Primary School)

Second prize - Oskar Willson (Howrah Primary School)

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Grade: 1 & 2

First prize – Clover Howells (Campbell Street Primary)

Second prize –  Lexie Warfewood (Campbell Street Primary)

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Grade: 3 & 4

First prize –  Kathleen Bosveld (Bosveld Homeschool) 

Second prize –  Jonathan Coles (Home school)

Third prize –  Stephanie Stansfield (Lindisfarne North Primary School)

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Grade: 5 & 6

First prize –  Molly Galbraith (Emmannuel Christian School)

Second prize –  Ella Zieserl (Emmannuel Christian School)

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