2023-2024 Water Ethics Contest

Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership &

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

14th Annual Water Ethics Contest

Contest Rules

Entries must be received by November 20th by 5PM.

Teacher and parent input is acceptable in development of the theme and principles upon which the entry is based, but such assistance must result in the student’s understanding of ethical use of water. Teachers and parents may instruct and demonstrate, but may not participate otherwise.

Artwork and essay/poem illustrate and explain, the concept of the ethical use of water (water conservation, clean waterways, water awareness, rainwater harvesting, or other applicable ideas).

Artwork using any medium, must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches overall, including any optional matting, and illustrate Subject may be of an animal, plant, or human activity that illustrates the concept.

Essay/poem must be no more than 250 words, neatly lettered and handwritten, and may be incorporated into or attached to the artwork.

Artwork (and essay if on a separate sheet) must be accompanied by the official entry form, which you can find here: Water Ethics Contest Official Entry Form

Entries will be judged on the basis of creative thought, relevance, artistic rendition, and soundness of the essay portion.

The artistic rendition and accompanying essay must be accomplished solely by the student.

Combined entries resulting from cooperative efforts of two or more students are eligible.

All entries will become the property of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council/Watershed Partnership and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in which they may be used for educational and outreach purposes.

Entries will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Submit entries to (or arrange drop-off/pick-up):

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
703 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

For questions contact  Ash Shields at ash@willowbendcenter.org