Prizes will be American Express Gift Checks instead of U.S. Savings Bonds this year. First prize in each category is a $100.00 check, 2nd prize is a $50.00 check, and 3rd prize is a $25.00 check. In the poster contest there are (3) categories K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. In the writing contest the (3) categories are 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. In each of the (6) categories there is a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and (3) honorable mention winners. All winners, including honorable mention winners, are invited with their families to an Awards Ceremony at Deer Island on May 25, 2007.
Everyone who enters the contest will receive a Certificate of Participation – suitable for framing!
All poster and writing contest entries must have a completed Student Label attached to the back of the entry. The labels should be taped or glued securely to the back of the entry. Sometimes labels that are paper clipped or stapled fall off. If there is no Student Label on the entry, you cannot win!
Ask your teacher for one or download it from one of these links:
If you are in grades 3-8, you may enter both contests.
Your poster must be no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and no larger than 18 X 24 inches.
What makes a good poster?
No, only individual work will be accepted.
No, posters can be any form of art you choose to express the topic. You can create a collage with pictures cut out of a magazine, you can use pieces of fabric or you can create a drawing using markers, crayons, paints, or charcoal. We are looking for unique and creative works of art.Posters must be no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and no bigger than 18 X 24 inches. Be sure to attach a student label to the back of your poster.
MWRA staff will select the strongest posters from the entries in each category. Then a panel of judges will score the posters on originality, clarity of message, creative and artistic use of materials, and quality of work.
What makes a good writing entry?
You can find plenty of information throughout the MWRA's website. There are most likely newspaper and magazine articles at your local or school library on this topic. Also, talk with your relatives and friends. They may have some personal experiences or information that may be useful.
An MWRA employee was told an interesting story by an acquaintance who had used Bay State Fertilizer on his lawn. He said that his community imposed a water ban and his lawn was the only lawn that stayed green in his entire neighborhood. The reason is likely because Bay State Fertilizer is high in organic matter which reduces the need for watering.
Writing entries may be written neatly in ink and can be no longer than two pages. Please use only one side of the paper and be sure to attach a Student Label securely to the back of your entry. Audio and video entries will not be accepted.
MWRA staff will select the best entries in each category. Copies will be given to a judging panel, who will first read and rate them and then meet to decide the winners. Writing entries will be judged on factual accuracy, creativity, originality and persuasiveness.
Only schools located in the MWRA Service Area listed below are eligible to participate in the 25th Annual Poster & Writing Contest
December 2, 2008