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National Water Week

19–25 October 2014

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.

Now in its 20th year, National Water Week's 2014 theme is "Water sources — there are more than you think!"

The theme for this year's National Water Week is "Water sources — there are more than you think!"



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

PDF National Water Week A3 poster: Water sources: there are more than you think PDF 494 KB
PDF National Water Week poster competition entry form 2014 PDF 142 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 the variety of water sources. It's a great activity for the classroom or art room.

Great prizes are on on offer for students and their schools, and best posters will feature in our 2015 schools' calendar.


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. We prefer landscape orientation (wide, not tall).

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 also feature in our 2015 schools calendar, and 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 or deliver your posters to:

Fernando Garcia, Education Officer

Barwon Water

61–67 Ryrie Street

Geelong VIC 3220

Entries close 4 pm Monday 15 September 2014.


Fine print

Barwon Water's National Water Week poster competition is held in partnership with VicWater and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority Waterwatch team.

Failure to provide contact details will constitute an invalid entry.

Information contained in entry forms may be retained by Barwon Water, Corangamite CMA 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. 



2013 winners and runners-up

Congratulations to last year's winners and runners up.



Mitch Bowtell

Queenscliff PS


Isabelle Korth

St Therese PS


Cameron Blackley

St Therese PS

Grade 1/2


Bailey Drummond

Queenscliff PS


Emily Wood

Drysdale PS


Megan Fowler

Portarlington PS

Grade 3/4


Elke McCausland

St Therese PS


Bella Grigg

South Geelong PS


Evie Bayes

St Therese PS

Grade 5/6


Grant McLaren

Beeac PS


Maddi Karnilowicz

Geelong East PS


Sarah Bath

Geelong College