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National Water Week

16–22 October 2016

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 water, life, growth.



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 the importance of water in a thriving community. It's a great activity for the classroom or art room.

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

One of hundreds of posters submitted for last year's poster competition. Alaska King, Birregurra Primary School.


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.

One student per artwork pleaase (group artwork is not eligible). 

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 in each category for the purchase of water efficient products or educational materials. 



Please send or deliver your posters to:

Fernando Garcia, Education Officer
Barwon Water
40‒44 Lonsdale Street
South Geelong VIC 3220

Entries close 4 pm Friday 9 September 2016


Fine print

Barwon Water's National Water Week poster competition is held in partnership with VicWater.

Failure to provide contact details will constitute an invalid entry.

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

We are committed to protecting information in accordance with the Information Privcy Act. We will never sell contact details to third parties. 




Entry form

A completed entry form must accompany every competition entry.   

  National Water Week 2016 information and entry form (PDF 290 KB, 2 pages)



Teacher resources

Teachers can download and print an official National Water Week poster for their classroom or school noticeboard

  National Water Week 2006 classroom poster (PDF 4.8 MB)