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Poster art contest returns to Washoe County schools



Responsible Water Use: Easy as 1-2-3!” is this year’s theme  

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and Wild Island Family Adventure Park are sponsoring the ninth annual Responsible Water Use Poster Art Contest. Washoe County School District elementary and middle school students will have the opportunity to tell the community what they know about responsible water use and how they save through their artwork.

This year’s theme is “Responsible Water Use: Easy at 1-2-3,” as Assigned-Day watering for TMWA customers has changed, with the addition of another watering day. Art work reflecting this change may include: how easy it is to use only the water you need, how not to waste water when watering outdoors and what the artists would water with a third day.  

The contest is open to Washoe County students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Judging will be divided into three grade categories, including kindergarten through third grade, fourth through sixth grade and seventh through eighth grade. First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected for each category and will each receive a Mega Season Pass to Wild Island. 

The Mega Season Pass at Wild Island includes unlimited access to the water park, raceway and golf course, courtesy of Wild Island and TMWA.  First-place winners will also receive a $100 savings bond. Second-place winners will receive a $50 savings bond and third-place winners will receive a $25 savings bond.  Schools with winning entries will also receive matching funds and the winning artwork will be displayed at various public locations throughout the summer.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, May 14, 2010 and must illustrate responsible water use.  Entry forms and guidelines can be downloaded at www.tmwaacademy.com.  For more information, call Victor Leyba at (775) 829-2810. 

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

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