Drop Savers Poster Contest

Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to create posters depicting a water conservation idea — with a slogan, illustration, or both — focusing on the significance of water and the need to use it wisely. 

2017 Drop Savers Poster Contest winners:

First Place
Katherine Verrando - 4th Grade at Apollo Beach Elementary
See poster

Second Place
Muthukumaran (Muthu) Kumaravel - 5th Grade at Dickenson Elementary
See poster

Third Place
Ana Chavez - 4th Grade at Gibsonton Elementary
See poster


Each of the winners were awarded an installed bottle filling station at their respective schools, plus water bottles to equip their entire class (grade) at their school.
Other awards may be forthcoming.

Want to participate?

This year's Drop Savers contest has passed. To learn more about the program visit the American Water Works Association

Poster entries

Students must work individually and may use crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers. Only original artwork is allowed — no trademarked or copyrighted materials. A panel of judges will review winning posters from each school for message, creativity, and originality.


  • The winning students’ schools will be awarded bottle-filling water stations, and 100 reusable water bottles. Bottle-filling stations save money because students don’t need to buy single-use bottles of water, and they help the environment by eliminating plastic bottles from the waste stream.
  • Winning posters will appear on Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa websites.
  • Winners’ posters will be submitted in the American Water Works Association’s Florida Section competition, with more prizes and statewide recognition on the line.