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Posted on: January 18, 2023

MWDOC Water Awareness Poster Contest

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The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual contest presented each spring. All Orange County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are invited to participate. The Contest’s goal is to get students thinking about our most precious natural resource – water – and how clean, fresh drinking water improves our daily lives. Nearly a thousand entries are collected each year, and from these entries, 40 winners are selected. 

Poster Contest Rules

  1. Open now to all Orange County children; however, only students in grades K-12 are eligible to receive a Grand Prize. All Pre-K entries will receive a personal letter from Ricky Raindrop.
  2. Submissions must reflect the student’s own ability.
  3. Posters must be drawn horizontally on 8.5 x 11 in. or 12 x 18 in. paper.
  4. ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY: Posters submitted with licensed characters or images will not be accepted (e.g. Spongebob or Mickey Mouse). Students are allowed to use the Ricky Raindrop character in their design.
  5. All artwork will be the exclusive property of the Municipal Water District of Orange County for reproduction or promotional purposes and may be published at
  6. Include the following information on the back of your your submission:
    1. Student Name
    2. Grade Level
    3. Parents Name
    4. Parents Phone
    5. Parents Email
    6. School Name
    7. School District
    8. Teachers Name
    9. Teachers Email
  7. Mail all entries to: Attn: Public Affairs, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. (Note: if you are unable to mail your entry due to physical or financial adversity, please contact Katie Vincent for alternate entry options:
  8. Deadline: March 8, 2023
  9. Teachers: Make it a class project and be entered to win a virtual FREE water lesson for your students!

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