Conserving water art contest

A WATER CONSERVATION art contest is being held by the City of Westminster and the Orange County Water District (Flickr/Beth Kinsey).

The City of Westminster and Orange County Water District are co-sponsoring a fall art contest for middle and high school students to promote and encourage water conservation.

The contest will be held mid-September through mid-October and is open to students enrolled at Johnson Middle School, Stacey Middle School, Warner Middle School, Sarah McGarvin Intermediate School, La Quinta High School, and Westminster High School.

Cash prizes, provided by OCWD and Westminster’s Water Division, will be awarded to six winners. Winning artwork will be featured on bus shelters, informational materials, and a water conservation calendar that will be made available to the public at no cost.

Westminster Mayor Tri Ta, who proposed the contest unanimously approved by the city council, said, “It’s important to encourage our youth to think about the benefits of water conservation and how they can save water for future generations.”

“We are happy to support Westminster’s student art contest which brings greater awareness to our most precious resource—water,” said OCWD President Steve Sheldon. “I look forward to Westminster students developing a greater interest in water as they create their submissions.”

Entries will be accepted through the City of Westminster and judged by members of Golden West College’s art department. Additional details about the contest and exact submission dates will be provided late summer through the city, OCWD, and participating schools.

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