Drop Savers Poster Contest

Hillsborough County Public Utilities and the City of Tampa Water Department invited students in the School District of Hillsborough County to participate in our "Drop Savers" poster contest.

Students in grades K-12 were encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both, focusing on the importance of water conservation. We feel that our best opportunity to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program, and what better way than to begin with our young people.

About the 2022 Drop Savers contest

Students had to work individually and could use crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers. They were required to create an original piece of art for a panel of judges to review. Winning posters were judged based on message, creativity, and originality.

The winning students' schools were awarded bottle-filling water stations, and reusable water bottles for the 1st Place winning students' art classes. 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.

Winners’ posters will be submitted in the American Water Works Association’s Florida Section competition, with more prizes and statewide recognition on the line.


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