This page contains information that students might find helpful when preparing their posters and essays. Good luck!
Entries must be postmarked byWednesday, March 14, 2012. Early entries are encouraged.
What are the prizes?
All posters and writing entries must have a completed Student Label attached to the back of the entry. Labels should be taped or glued to the back of the entry (not paper clipped or stapled). If the label falls off, you can’t win.
You may enter on your own if you live in or attend a school located in the MWRA service area. You must include the student label on the back of your entry.
If you are in grades 3-8, you may enter both contests.
Your teacher will receive an e-mail to let him or her know if there are any winners in the class.
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?
What is this year’s poster contest topic?
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?
What is this year’s writing contest topic?
Grades 3-5: Write an essay or poem explaining how one person’s efforts can have an impact on the reduction of water use.
Grades 6-8:Write an essay or poem explaining how people must work together to reduce water usage throughout the service area.
Grade 9-12: Write an essay or poem explaining what you think has had the greatest impact on the reduction of water usage over the years.
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 Annual Poster & Writing Contest
Meg Tabacsko 617-660-7975
Updated February 17, 2012