"Be a groundwater guardian" Visual Art Contest (k-5)

The theme for the 2016-2017 Visual Art Poster Contest is "Be a Groundwater Guardian" and is open to K-5 students. 

The Challenge

Your challenge is to show your community why it is important to conserve the water beneath our feet. Groundwater is a major source of drinking water in this region. This water flows through your showers, school water fountains, and garden hose—keeping our community healthy and thriving. Take on the challenge to demonstrate how the Chino Groundwater Basin is an important part of our lives and why you are grateful for groundwater. This year’s Poster Contest theme is “Be a Groundwater Guardian!”

​What is Groundwater?

Groundwater is the water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. Millions of gallons of water are stored in groundwater basins, also known as aquifers. In this region, water is stored in the Chino Groundwater Basin (CGB), one of southern California's largest aquifers.  On average, the CGB provides around 55% of our region's water.


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Poster Contest Guidelines

Chino Basin Water Conservation District invites grades K-5 and individual students within the District’s boundaries to participate in the District’s annual Poster Contest.  Visit our website for the District’s Service Area map to verify your eligibility. 

Students are asked to submit visual art that connects to our theme:  “Be a Groundwater Guardian”.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • One entry per person.
  • All artwork will be kept by the District.
  • Entries that use copyrighted artwork will be disqualified.
  • One winner will be selected from each grade. Winners will receive a check for $100. Teachers of these winning students will receive a $250 gift card for art and educational supplies, if the class has 10 or more entries. 
  • Teachers that submit more than 10 entries will receive a $75 gift card.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


  • Spelling counts! Carefully review your work for spelling and grammatical accuracy. Entries with mistakes will be disqualified.
  • Submit work on paper up to, but no larger than, 12”h x 18”w.
  • Include identifying information with entry or it will be disqualified.  Indicate the student’s full name, grade, school, and teacher’s name.  If submitting as an individual, include parent’s name, home address and phone number.

HOW TO ENTER


  • Submit in person or by mail to 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763
  • Submit entries to our offices no later than 4 PM on January 20, 2017.
  • If mailing, entries must be postmarked by January 13, 2017 to be considered.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS  

       
  • The Education Committee will select five finalists from each grade level by late January. 
  • Finalists are selected based on the following criteria:
    • Meeting contest guidelines
    • Conservation message
    • Creativity
    • Aesthetics
    • Spelling and grammar
  • On February 28th, we will host a Community Vote Event to select one winner from each category.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact:

Community Programs Team
Email: education@cbwcd.org Phone: 909-626-2711

  • September ___:  Materials released to all schools
  • January 20:  Entries must be received at CBWCD by 4 PM.
  • February 28:  Community Voting Event.  Join families from the area and share your excitement about your student's entries!
Take note of these important dates! You will not want to miss out on this year's Poster Contest.
  • September ___:  Materials released to all schools
  • January 20:  Entries must be received at CBWCD by 4 PM.
  • February 28:  Community Voting Event.  Join families from the area and share your excitement about your student's entries!