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.


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.

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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


The entry form MUST be attached to the back of the poster. Entries must be received by 4.00pm Monday 10 September 2017 to any TasWater office or: Education, GPO Box 1363, Hobart TAS 7001.

  • Your poster MUST be A3 size
  • Only one poster entry per student
  • Any medium including paper can be used  
  • Any art material, including paint, textas, coloured pencils, collage materials, photography or computer graphics can be used.

The entry form and a full list of terms and conditions can be downloaded here.


Winners will be presented with prizes at ceremonies during National Water Week, 21-27 October 2018. Presentation details to be advised once judging is completed.  

Posters will be on display in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart from 21-27 October 2018.

2017 Winning posters: Theme ‘Can’t flush this’

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

Grade: Prep

First prize – Otis M, The Cottage School

Second prize – Yvonne M, Cooee Primary School

Third prize – Bella R, Rosetta Primary School

 Prep - 1st - Otis MPrep - 2nd - Yvonne MPrep - 3rd - Bella R

Grade: 1 & 2

First prize – Bobby N, Fairview Primary School

Second prize –  Tristan R, Devonport Christian School

Third prize –  Harriet V, South Hobart Primary School

 Gr 1-2 - 1st - Bobby NGr 1-2 - 2nd - Tristan RGr 1-2 - 3rd - Harriet V

Grade: 3 & 4

First prize –  Edie B, Invermay Primary School

Second prize –  Nellie R, Huonville Primary School

Third prize –  Eliza N, Ulverstone Primary School

 Gr 3-4 - 1st - Edie BGr 3-4 - 2nd - Nellie RGr 3-4 - 3rd - Eliza N

 Grade: 5 & 6

First prize –  Django R, Southern Christian School

Second prize –  Ella N, Emmanuel Christian School

Third prize –  Jamie J, Hagley Farm School

 Gr 5-6 - 1st - Django RGr 5-6 - 2nd - Ella ZGr 5-6 - 3rd - Jaime J