The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is joining with the Community Engagement Campaign’s regional water utilities to hold its third annual Source Water Protection Art Contest. Local student artists, grades 9 – 12, can submit their art or short video which captures the importance of protecting our local water sources for a chance to win a prize.
Create art that portrays positive messages focused on our local sources of water. Stormwater (water that flows off the land), and wastewater effluent (processed and cleaned water from what gets flushed down toilets and poured down drains) enters local streams which flow into the Potomac River (a.k.a. our region's source water). Source water gets purified and treated to be used as drinking water by downstream communities.
Regional water utilities would like to feature artwork in their outreach materials and messaging campaigns. These may include social media, posters, brochures, notecards, and annual reports.
The One Water Regional Art Contest application period ends on February 29, 2024.
Congratulations to last year's winners! COG and the Community Engagement Campaign look forward to this year's contest and thank all participants for submitting their pieces.
Read more about the winners of the 2023 One Water Regional Art Contest.