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2024 Water Conservation Art Contest

General Guidelines

All Polk County, Florida students in public and private schools, grades K-12, are invited to participate in the 2024 Water Conservation Art Contest. Winners in each grade will be featured in the 2025 Water Conservation Calendar.

Art Requirements


Student’s name, grade, school and mailing address must be listed on the back side of their entry. Any entries with incomplete or missing information may be disqualified. Entries are limited to one submission per student.


Students are encouraged to create a poster or picture demonstrating the “how” and/or “why” of water conservation. Students may use words or slogans, images, etc. Some suggested subjects are saving water, reclaimed water, stormwater protection (pollution runoff), “one water” and the water cycle.

Size and Media

Canvas or paper size: 8.5” x 11” and horizontal format (landscape layout)

Accepted Artistic Mediums

Drawing materials, paints, collage materials, stencils, collagraphs, block prints, original digital illustration, photographs. Please do not use glitter.

Option for Younger Students

While original artwork is preferred, younger artists may choose the printable drawing template linked below.


A panel will score all art in two categories: 1) Communicating the water conservation message; 2) Creativity and originality. Rosette ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place finalists in each grade.


All participants will receive a ribbon for their entry. Winners in each grade category will be featured in the 2025 Water Conservation Calendar.


All submitted art becomes property of Polk County Utilities and may be displayed by Polk County or our associates to promote water conservation. Entry grants Polk County the right to use partial name, age, grade, and/or school information in future exhibits.

Polk County reserves the right to refuse to display any entry determined to be unsuitable. Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be disqualified. All artwork must be original and created by the student.


Mail or Hand-Delivery:
Attn: Art Contest
Polk County Utilities
1011 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Email Submissions:
(Must be a 300 dpi jpeg, png or pdf)

Deadline: All art entries must be received by Monday, April 22, 2024.