Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Water company seeks art contest entries
Pennsylvania American Water seeks entries for its 11th annual "Protect Our Watersheds" Art Contest. All fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in schools served by Pennsylvania American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company's service area. The contest encourages students to draw on their artistic talents to convey the importance of protecting Pennsylvania's watersheds and water resources.
Pennsylvania American Water is mailing contest applications to teachers in nearly 500 schools in its service territory. Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watershed protection and the ability to communicate that understanding. As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the personal impact of watershed protection.
Deadline for artwork submissions is March 29. Contest guidelines and entry forms are available on the company's Web site at pennsyl vaniaamwater.com and do a keyword search for "art contest."
In total, six students will be recognized, with a first-, second- and third-place winner selected from eastern and western Pennsylvania. First-place winners will receive a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Two second- and third-place winners will be awarded a $50 and $25 gift card, respectively.
In addition, the grand-prize winner will have her/his artwork featured on "Bloomer" cards distributed by Pennsylvania American Water. Bloomer cards are seed-filled packets that, when planted and tended, produce a variety of wildflowers. All entrants will receive a Watershed Champion certificate. Awards will be presented in May as part of National Drinking Water Week activities.