2021 Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest

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ATTENTION: Texas students in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade!

Get out your crayons, markers, paints, and paper! The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) and the Texas American Water Works Association (TAWWA) need your creativity for the 2021 Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest.

Theme: What do you love about water? Why is water important to you, your friends, and your family? What activities do you like to do with water? If you can imagine answers to these questions, then grab some paper and create a picture that shares your best memories.

Why are we doing this?

Imagine a Day Without Water (IDWW) is a national campaign to raise awareness of the value of water in our lives. As the leading water/wastewater professional organizations in Texas, WEAT and TAWWA organized this annual art contest to engage the next generation and encourage them to be environmental stewards. We hope you will see this as an opportunity to combine your lessons on environmental science and the water cycle with artistic projects to spur discussion and creativity. This year, Imagine a Day Without Water is on October 21, 2021 (https://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/).

How does it work?

We ask that you incorporate the art contest into your lesson on its own or as part of another water-based activity. This could be a short activity or a longer project in which learners add to their artwork over time. Because water is an essential resource, there are no limits to the topics you can
discuss, and we have provided some resources within this packet. When your activities are complete, please send the artwork to us for judging by November 12, 2021.


  • Artwork must be developed by a Texas student in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade (homeschool and individual entries are welcome – entry is not required to be part of a school or class activity)
  • Artwork must be original (no copyrighted products or images)
  • Only one entry per student allowed
  • Must include a completed entry form
  • Entries must be submitted using 8.5”x11” size paper in a horizontal layout (landscape)
  • Do NOT write your name on the front of the artwork
  • CONDITIONS: Artwork must relate to the theme above. Late entries will not be judged. Any entry that does not adhere to the rules will not be judged.
  • MEDIA RELEASE: The artwork will become the property of the WEAT/AWWA. All submitted artwork may be featured in WEAT and AWWA publications and social media platforms.


  • Up to 12 overall winners will be selected and their artwork will be
    featured in the annual WEAT/TAWWA Imagine a Day Without Water
    Calendar for the upcoming year (2022)
  • The GRAND CHAMPION will receive a scooter!
  • Other winners will also receive a prize!

Virtual Celebration

WEAT and TAWWA are currently planning a live virtual event during the week of November 15-19, 2021 to announce the contest winners, preview the calendar design, and share other water-themed activities. Stay tuned for details!
Winners will be notified by mid-November.

Additional information about the contest can be found here.


Email artwork and entry form to Nyla Langford: nblangford@sig-auto.com
or mail artwork and entry form to:

Nyla Langford
Signature Automation
14677 Midway Rd, Suite 212
Addison, TX 75001

Sponsorships Available!

We are looking for organizations like yours to join us as a sponsor to help support the annual kids’ art contest, engaging and encouraging students to be environmental stewards and possibly creating a spark for a future water career.
Our sponsors have multiple opportunities to be recognized as part of our art contest and 2022 calendar!

Additional sponsorship information can be found here.

Submit your art here!

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