Student Poster & Slogan Contest













The Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Santa Margarita Water District are pleased to present the 2016 Water Awareness Poster & Slogan Contest for grades K-12, and the Water Awareness Photography and Digital Arts Contest for grades 6-12!

Our goal is to get students thinking about the importance of  our most valuable natural resource - water. Orange County students are encouraged to create artwork that reflect this year’s theme: DRIP, DROP, STOP. For example, “Why is water vital to our way of life?” OR  “How can we save water during a drought?”

Every teacher whose students submit posters or slogans will be entered into a drawing to win a $100  gift card for teaching supplies. Four teachers will be selected!


  • Open to all Orange County students in grades K-12. Submissions must reflect the student’s own ability.
    Posters must be drawn horizontally on 8.5x11 or 11x17 inch paper.
    • Slogans must be 15 words or less and should be written on a separate sheet of paper.  Please do not write your slogan on the same page as your poster.

  • Original artwork only. Posters submitted with copyrighted characters or images (e.g., Spongebob or Mickey Mouse) will not be accepted. Students are allowed to use the Ricki Raindrop character in their design. 
  • All posters and slogans will be the exclusive property of the Municipal Water District of Orange County for reproduction or promotional purposes.


  • Open to Orange County students in grades 6-12.
  • Students may submit one or more original digital photographs or computer-generated artwork pieces.
  • All files must be submitted in JPG, PNG, or PDF format and should be no larger than 10 MB in size.
  • Photographs and digital artwork should be medium to high resolution (300 dots per inch or higher).
  • Computer-generated artwork can be created using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher/PowerPoint, or any other graphics program.
  • Only original artwork will be accepted. Submissions must not contain images created by anyone other than the student. However, students may utilize the Ricki Raindrop character, which is available for download

Click on the Contest flyer images above, or on the links below for additional information, or to view and print the flyers.

2016 Poster & Slogan Contest Flyer
2016 Photography & Digital Arts Contest Flyer

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