Annual 4th Grade Water Ethics Contest

The Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in collaboration with The Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (CPWP) invites 4th Grade classes throughout Northern Arizona to participate in the Annual Water Ethics Contest.

In order to introduce children to the concept of the ethical use of water, we are inviting 4th-grade classes throughout the Coconino Plateau to participate in a contest in which they demonstrate the principle of responsible water use through artwork and essays.

Submission Guidelines:

-Posters no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches

-Essay neatly handwritten on one page and relates to poster

-Must include first name and last name initial, teacher name, and school

-Name on poster and essay

-Submissions must include the Official-Contest-Entry-Form-2022

-Accomplished solely by student, but can have teacher/parent guidance

-Students can work in pairs on entries

How to Submit: Please mail or drop off submissions to Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86001. Or email submissions to Email submissions are accepted in PDF format.

Deadline: March 11th at 12 pm.

Evaluation: Submitted entries will be evaluated based on the students’ ability to clearly articulate and illustrate their understanding of ethical water use. The review committee will choose a first, second, and third place winner based on the essay and artwork.

Awards: Fun awards and prizes for all winning students and teachers. Winning classes will be rewarded with “water saver superhero tools.” All submissions may be used in promoting water stewardship throughout Northern Arizona. The teachers of the winning entries will receive cash awards!

Art Work: The students’ artwork will also be utilized in posters as an opportunity to bring awareness to the variety of ways water is used, and provide examples of how conservation practices can save water. The posters are being distributed throughout Arizona in public restrooms, where a large amount of water is used.

Any and all questions are accepted! Please contact Moran Henn at (928) 779-1745 or at with questions.