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TMWA Poster Art Contest Returns to Washoe County Schools


“Save it Today So We Have it Tomorrow” is this year’s theme


Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA), Wild Island Family Adventure Park and Family Pulse Magazine are sponsoring the 10th annual 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.

“Our theme this year for the Poster Art Contest is Water is a precious and limited resource. Save it today so we have it tomorrow,” Lora Rose Richards, TMWA’s Administrator of Conservation and Community Education, said. “We encourage young responsible water users to reflect this in their artwork.”

The contest is open to Washoe County students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Judging will be divided into three grade categories: 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 Wild Island Waterpark season pass with two add-on attractions.

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, April 22, 2011 and must illustrate responsible water use. Entry forms and guidelines can be downloaded at www.tmwaacademy.com. For more information, contact TMWA’s Conservation department at (775) 834-8005 or [email protected].

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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