This page contains information that teachers might find helpful when preparing their posters and essays. Good luck!
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 11, 2011. Early entries are encouraged.
All entries must be mailed to:
MWRA School Contest
Entries must be postmarked Friday, March 11, 2011. Early entries are encouraged.
Information packets that included a flyer announcing the contest, a registration form, student labels, and a rules and regulations sheet will be mailed to schools in mid-January, 2011. If you are not on the MWRA’s mailing list and wish to receive an information packet, please contact Meg Tabacsko. All contest information is listed on this webpage and can be downloaded from this site.
While some teachers have their entire class participate, others make it optional or offer it as a means of extra credit. If you only have a few entries, we do ask that you still complete the Contest Registration Form and make sure the students fill out the Student Label and attach it securely to the back of the entry.
No, please send them all. This helps us know how many students took part in the contest and enables us to send a certificate of participation to every entrant.
We encourage class discussion to make sure the students stay on topic, but we ask that all work be done by the students themselves. We do allow teachers to assist students in grade K-2 with labeling and mounting of posters.
For the poster contest, students are being asked to create a poster that illustrates the theme of "Water Conservation." Posters will be judged in three grade level categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
No, but posters must be no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and no larger than 18 X 24 inches.
For the writing contest, students are being asked to write about "What a Clean Boston Harbor Means to Me." Entries will be judged in three grade level categories: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
No, they can be written neatly in ink. Writing entries should be no longer than 2 pages and use only one side of the paper.
If you still have questions, please contact Meg Tabacsko, MWRA School Program Manager, at email@example.com. If you do not have access to email, please call Meg at 617-660-7975.
Only schools located in the MWRA Service Area listed below are eligible to participate in the Annual Poster & Writing Contest
Meg Tabacsko 617-660-7975
Updated January 6, 2011