National water week 17 - 23 October 2022
Every year, during the third week of October, the Australian Water Association (AWA) hosts a National Water Week by focusing on a broad theme to inspire individuals, communities, and organisations to build awareness around the value of water.
TasWater is pleased to participate by running a poster competition, open to all Tasmanian primary schools and primary school aged children. This year the AWA theme for National Water Week is 'Our water stories'.
What's with the goldfish on our poster? Meet Bob. We have appointed Bob as the TasWater spokesfish to head up a new campaign aimed at increasing water literacy by helping us to remember to love our water. Bob was chosen, because as a goldfish, Bob has a lot of experience with water as a finite resource.
"Humans and fish have a lot in common, you know. We both rely on water to survive, and sometimes we both forget things." Bob says. "Let's love our water!"
What is your water story? Does your family have a special connection to water? Do you have a favourite memory of being around water in a special place? We would like you to share your water stories with TasWater through the creation of an A3 sized poster.
- Book pack for the school library of the first prize winner of each category
- A $250 'lucky draw' prize to one participating school
Student prizes in each category
Entries will be judged during September, and winners announced during National Water Week 2022. Winning entries in each category will be displayed in public spaces across the state during National Water Week.
- First place - $100 voucher
- Second place - $75 prize pack
- Third place - $50 prize pack
Posters with complete entry forms are welcome in the following categories no later than 5pm Monday 12 September 2022:
- Grade 1 & 2
- Grade 3 & 4
- Grade 5 & 6
Any material can be used, including; paint, textas, pencils, collage, original photos and computer graphics (copyright free).
Only one student per poster.
Posters may be submitted to TasWater:
- By post to TasWater Poster Competition GPO Box 1393, Hobart TAS 7001 or
- Email to [email protected] with the subject line 'poster competition'
For entry form and full T&Cs, please click here (PDF 39.8KB).
Additional ideas and resources, including a colouring-in, can be found on the Australian Water Association website