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National Water Week

18–24 October 2015

Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

The theme for this year's National Water Week is innovation.



Download your copy of the National Water Week schools poster, and invite students to design their own. 

PDF National Water Week official poster (printable, A3 size) PDF 6.9 MB
PDF National Water Week poster competition entry form 2015 PDF 112 KB 



Poster competition for primary school students

To celebrate National Water Week, we are once again hosting our annual poster competition for primary schools.

Students can create an eye-catching poster depicting how innovative technology might be used to access, treat, store or distribute water. It's a great activity for the classroom or art class.

Great prizes are on on offer for students and their schools.


Entry categories

Entries are invited in four categories:

  • prep
  • grades 1 and 2
  • grades 3 and 4
  • grades 5 and 6.


Theme and entry criteria

The winning posters will be judged on:

  • how well they convey water-related issues
  • how well they promote the theme
  • appearance and use of colour
  • effective use of materials
  • originality.

Posters must be A3 size.

An official entry form must be securely attached to each poster.

Any art material can be used including paint, pencils, textas, collage materials, original photographs and original computer graphics.


Student prizes

  • Winners in each category will receive a $70 art pack and their poster will be made into a custom jigsaw.
  • Runners up in each category will receive a $50 art pack.

Selected posters will be on display in the Barwon Water pavillions at the Geelong and Colac shows.


School prizes

  • $500 to the winning school for each category for the purchase of water efficient products or educational materials. 



Please send your posters to:

Fernando Garcia, Education Officer

Barwon Water

PO Box 659

Geelong VIC 3220

Entries close 4 pm, Monday 14 September 2015.


The fine print

Barwon Water's National Water Week poster competition is held in partnership with Australian Water Association (AWA) VicWater.

Failure to provide contact details will constitute an invalid entry.

Information contained in entry forms may be retained by Barwon Water and/or AWA. This information may be disclosed to government agencies or stakeholders.

We are committed to protecting information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act. We will never sell contact details to third parties.