Drop Savers Poster Contest

2023 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest

Overview
Calling All Artists! Hillsborough County Water Resources and the City of Tampa Water Department invite all K-12 students in Hillsborough County to participate in the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest. Students are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan and/or drawing form. A great opportunity to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program, and what better way to begin than with the younger generation!

Student Guidelines

  • Each poster must portray a water conservation idea in a slogan and/or drawing form, and will be judged on the message, creativity, originality, and artistic ability.

  • Poster must be drawn on 8 ½" x 11" white paper and may be drawn vertically or horizontally.

  • Students may use crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers. No highlighters, photos, or computer graphics are permitted.

  • Students must work on posters individually, otherwise posters will be disqualified.

  • Only original artwork will be accepted (no trademarked or copyrighted materials).

Teacher and School Guidelines

Posters must be designated under one of the following judging categories:

  • Division 1 (K and 1)

  • Division 2 (Grades 2 and 3)

  • Division 3 (Grades 4 and 5)

  • Division 4 (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

  • Division 5 (Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12)

Schools judge all entries according to the Student Guidelines and choose one "School Winner" poster for each division to be advanced to the local-level judging. On the back of each "School Winner" poster, write (may revise according to security protocols):

  • The student's name and grade

  • The school's name, address, and phone number

  • The teacher's name and email address

Take high-resolution, double-sided color scans of the "School Winner" posters and email them to WaterConservation@HCFLGov.net or mail the originals or double-sided color copies to:

Hillsborough County Water Conservation
2420 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619

The submission deadline for the local-level judging is March 1, 2023. Submission of an entry serves as the student, parent/guardian, and school's authorization to utilize the student's name, school, and artwork in prize and other promotional materials. For more information about the 2023 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest, email WaterConservation@HCFLGov.net or call (813) 612-7705.

Local-level Judging
A panel of water conservation specialists from Hillsborough County Water Resources and the City of Tampa Water Department will judge all "School Winner" posters for the message, creativity, originality, and artistic ability and will choose a first-, second-, and third-place "Local Winner" for each division. First-place "Local Winners" will advance to the statewide-level, led and judged by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA).

Winning Prizes

First-place "Local Winners" from each division will receive:

  • A bottle-filling station installation at their school (this is only available to public schools)

  • Customized water bottles imprinted with their artwork to share with their classmates

  • Posters of their artwork to take home and for display in their art classroom

  • A water conservation retrofit kit (low-flow aerators and showerhead, toilet leak detection dye tablets, hose nozzle, and more)

  • Inclusion of their artwork on water conservation awareness posters displayed above bottle-filling stations throughout Hillsborough County (Find locations at HCFLGov.net/WaterConservation)

  • Inclusion of their artwork on promotional materials for future contests

  • Advancement to the Statewide-Level FSAWWA Drop Savers Poster Contest for additional prizes

First-, second-, and third-place "Local Winners" from each division will receive display of their artwork on HCFLGov.net and Tampa.gov. All Participants will receive a certificate of appreciation.

 

Statewide-level Competition Winning Prizes

  • First-place "State Winners" from each division will receive a $100 Amazon gift card

  • Second-place "State Winners" from each division will receive a $75 Amazon gift card

  • Third-place "State Winners" from each division will receive a $50 Amazon gift card

  • First-, second-, and third-place "State Winners" from each division will receive display of their artwork on FSAWWA.org

  • All participants will receive:

    • A plaque with poster

    • A Certificate of Participation

    • A calendar

    • A tote bag

    • A water conservation kit

Statewide-level prizes are subject to change. For more information about the statewide-level FSAWWA Drop Savers Poster Contest, visit FSAWWA.org.

Drop Saver past and present winners

  1. 2022 Contest Winners
  2. 2021 Contest Winners
    • First Place - Division 1 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
      Jacob Abreu - Davis Elementary School
      See Jacob's Poster
    • First Place - Division 2 (2nd & 3rd Grade)
      Amayah Evans - Davis Elementary School
      See Amayah's Poster
    • First Place - Division 3 (4th & 5th Grade)
      Eva Aadil - Roland Park K-8 Magnet School
      See Eva's Poster
    • First Place - Division 4 (6th - 8th Grade)
      Nicole Conrado-Bello -Tomlin Middle School
      See Nicole's Poster
  3. 2020 Contest Winners
    • First Place - Division 1 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
      Camila Vega - Stowers Elementary School
      See Camila's Poster
    • First Place - Division 2 (2nd & 3rd Grade)
      Mahi Patel - Chiles Elementary School
      See Mahi's Poster
    • First Place - Division 3 (4th & 5th Grade)
      Alina Diaz - Roland Park K–8 Magnet School
      See Alina's Poster
    • First Place - Division 4 (6th - 8th Grade)
      Michele Tran - Farnell Middle School
      See Michele's Poster
    • First Place - Division 5 (High School - 9th - 12th Grade)
      Laura Nava - Robinson High School
      See Laura's Poster
  4. 2019 Contest Winners
    • First Place - Division 1 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
      Phatyence Newsome - Summerfield Elementary School
      See Phatyence's Poster
    • First Place - Division 2 (2nd & 3rd Grade)
      Carina Cleary - Christ the King Catholic School
      See Carina's Poster
    • First Place - Division 3 (4th & 5th Grade)
      Linney Kim - Chiles Elementary School
      See Linney's Poster
    • First Place - Division 4 (6th - 8th Grade)
      Kaylee Sheppard - Randall Middle School
      See Kaylee's Poster
    • First Place - Division 5 (High School - 9th - 12th Grade)
      Brianna La Dawn Gould - Plant City High School
      See Briana's Poster
  5. 2018 Contest Winners
    • First Place - Division 1 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
      Carolina Castellvi - 1st Grade at Christ the King Catholic School
      See Carolina's Poster
    • First Place - Division 2 (2nd & 3rd Grade)
      Zoey Cornell - 3rd Grade at Yates Elementary
      See Zoey's Poster
    • First Place - Division 3 (4th & 5th Grade)
      Arely Martin - 5th Grade at Wimauma Elementary
      See Arely's Poster
    • First Place - Division 5 (High School - 9th - 12th Grade)
      Charlotte Yang - 11th Grade at Plant City High School
      See Charlotte's Poster
  6. 2017 Contest Winners