DETAILS FOR BOTH CONTESTS
Can entries be delivered to the MWRA?No, they must be mailed to the address indicated on the Contest Registration Form.
What are the prizes?
When will winners be announced?
Winners will be notified by mid April. The Spring edition of Water…from Source to Sea will include a list of winners. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the Deer Island Treatment Plant on Friday, May 25, 2007. Contest winners, their families, teachers and principals are all invited to attend the ceremony.
POSTER CONTEST RULES AND INFO
Who is eligible for the poster contest?
All Massachusetts students in grades K-8 who attend school in one of the MWRA’s service communities. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. All artwork must be done by the student. Only individual entries (not group entries) will be accepted.
How will poster entries be judged?
Judging is based on originality, clarity of message, use of materials, and quality of work.
What size should posters be?
Posters should be no smaller than 8 ½ X 11 and no larger than 18 X 24.
Note: Posters will only be returned if indicated on the registration form.
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.
WRITING CONTEST RULES AND INFO
Who is eligible for the writing contest?
All Massachusetts students in grades 3-12 who attend school in one of the MWRA’s service communities. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Only individual entries (not group entries) will be accepted. Audio or video entries will not be accepted.
How will writing entries be judged?
Judging is based on factual accuracy, originality, creativity, clarity of thought, readability, and persuasiveness.
How long should writing entries be?Entries should be no longer than two pages. Entries may be typed or written neatly in ink, using one side of the paper only. Writing entries will not be returned.
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