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National Water Week 2022 – Our Water Stories

Each year on the third week of October, National Water Week (17- 21 October 2022) makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

 

Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us o protect our water environment and resources and use water wisely.

 

This year’s theme is ‘Our Water Stories’ and invites us all to reflect and share our individual connection to water.

To celebrate National Water Week we encourage students to share their ‘Water Story’ and what water means to them through a hand-drawn or digital poster.

 

Poster entry categories 

Entries are invited in the five categories:

  • Foundation/Prep
  • Years 1 and 2
  • Years 3 and 4
  • Years 5 and 6
  • Students with additional learning needs.

 

Entry conditions 

  • Any medium, from paper to digital can be used
  • Any art material and digital technology can be used, including paint, textas, crayons, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photography and digital graphics.
  • Group artwork will not be accepted (only one student per artwork)
  • Each student can only enter once.

 

Key Dates 

Entries close: Friday 2 September 2022 at 11.59pm

Winners will be announced on during National Water Week (17-21 October 2022)

 

Judging 

Winners will be chosen by:

  • how well does the poster communicate relevant water-related issues and this years theme?
  • how attractive does it look from a distance?
  • have art materials been used effectively?
  • does the poster use innovative imagery, design or concepts?

 

Prizes 

For the local competition, posters will be awarded for each of the five categories:

  • 1st prize – $50 prize pack
  • 2nd prize – $25 prize pack
  • 3rd prize – $25 prize pack

Winning entries in each category will be automatically entered into the National Water Week state competition.

 

Entry submission 

Entries must be submitted via the National Water Week webpage.

Please consider the following when uploading your students artworks: 

 

Uploaded files ate limited to 20MB and image files should be in .JPG or .PNG format.

 

Original posters can either be scanned or photographed. Remember if taking a photo, please ensure a clear, non-blurred image is taken. Think about;

  • good lighting
  • ensuring the poster fills the entire screen, an overhead shot is often best as you are standing above the poster, looking down
  • avoiding flash, as if a glossy poster, you will get glare.

 

Please contact Nicolette Robson, Engagement Officer via comms@lmw.vic.gov.au for further information.

National Water Week 2021 – Caring for water and Country

Every third week of October, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the value of water.

 

Access to clean water is hugely important to every aspect of our lives, and we must do our best to protect our water environments and resources and use water wisely.

 

The theme for 2021 is Caring for water and Country. This year’s theme aims to recognise and deepen the understanding of the connection First Nations people have had with water and the land for over 65,000 years. Specifically recognising the vital cultural knowledge and role that the First Nation’s people have on our water and land will ensure sustainability for future water management.

 

Activities and learning resources are available on the Australian Water Association website.

To celebrate National Water Week (18-24 October 2021) and build awareness around the value of water, Lower Murray Water and the Australian Water Association are calling for local primary school students to enter the annual poster competition.

 

Students from prep to grade six are encouraged to create a poster – digital or paper – reflecting what the world would look like to them and their local area, inspired by this year’s theme.

 

There are great prize packs to be won across five categories and the finalists’ work will feature in our 2022 calendar.

 

Entry conditions:

Entries are invited in the following categories:

  • Foundation (Prep)
  • Years 1 and 2
  • Years 3 and 4
  • Years 5 and 6
  • Student with a disability

 

Artwork can be any medium (hand-drawn using all materials or digitally). Poster size must be either A3 or A4.

 

Digital entry only. No hard copy posters.

 

Group entries not accepted.

 

 

To enter:

  1. Complete your piece of art (hand-drawn or digital)
  2. Scan/photograph your hard copy poster or PDF your digital poster
  3. Complete the entry form
  4. Email your artwork and entry form to comms@lmw.vic.gov.au

 

Entries close on 8 October 2021 at 5pm.

SUNDAY

17 October

Check out some activities from dirtgirlworld!

 

✏️ Make a poster to remind your family to save water

 

🦖 Check out the colour in dinosaurs

 

MONDAY

18 October

Explore Your Backyard with Costa the Garden Gnome (LIVE recording)

TUESDAY

19 October

Students can get their hands dirty with backyard water experiments.

 

Wally, the water scientist has a range of experiments that relate to water.

 

Make sure you look at:

Wally & Rain Gauges

Wally & the State of Water

Wally & Walking Water

Wally & the Water Cycle

WEDNESDAY

20 October

Check out some activities from dirtgirlworld!

 

🌇 Watch the H20 water adventure

THURSDAY

21 October

Water to wildlife

Healesville Sanctuary Vet Kath will show you the best way to leave out water for local wildlife during the warmer summer months.

Check out some activities from dirtgirlworld!

 

🌊 Wonderful water – What is water and where does it come from?

DIY

How to plant native and indigenous plants in your backyard

Make your own recyclable rain gauge

Explore the benefits of insects in helping to pollinate plants and learn how to make a bug hotel to encourage more insects into your garden.

Build a bug hotel

National Water Week 2020 - Reimagining our water future

National Water Week Online Learning Festival

Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives. We all need to protect our water environments and resources and use water wisely.

 

Our inaugural online learning festival, will feature a new theme each day and bring together a fantastic collection of online events, activities and on-demand videos to make National Water Week a week of education, experiments, enjoyment and learning.

 

How to get involved

 

All activities are free of charge and available for use throughout National Water Week.

 

You can use the videos and activities on any day and in any way.  Activities available include:

 

  • Eaton Gorge Theatre Company (26 mins) performing their popular show online which promises to be a cartoon-like, vibrant and energetic experience with plenty of humour and a touch of silliness. Audiences will learn what happens if the wrong things are put down the sink, in the toilet or in the drains.
  • Read a poem ‘From Cloud to Puddle and Back Again’ (Prep to Grade 2)
  • Complete a water cycle word find and colouring in sheet (Grade 3 & 4)
  • Make a Rain Gauge (Grade 5 & 6)

 

There are also activities and resources accessible via the Australian Water Association website.  Please click here to see what is available.

Every third week of October, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the value of water.

Access to clean water is hugely important to every aspect of our lives, and we must do our best to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.

The theme for 2020 is Reimagining our Water Future. As our population grows, this will put more stress on our water resources, so how can we reimagine the way we use and reuse water to ensure there’s enough of it in the future? How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources? What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

To celebrate National Water Week (19-25 October 2020) and build awareness around the value of water, Lower Murray Water and the Australian Water Association are calling for local primary school students to enter the annual poster competition.

 

Students are encouraged to create a poster – digital or paper – reflecting what the world would look like to them and their local area, inspired by this year’s theme.

 

There are great prize packs to be won and local winners will be nominated for state cash prizes.

And the winners are……

Foundation

1st Place

Jordan Fauser

Red Cliffs Primary School

Years 1 & 2

1st Place

Clara Keens

Nangiloc Colignan Primary School

2nd Place

Jack Gibson

Red Cliffs Primary School

3rd Place

Coby Beaton

Red Cliffs Primary School

Years 3 & 4

1st Place

Lara McKinley

Irymple South Primary School

2nd Place

Madden Fisher

Irymple South Primary School

3rd Place

Nate Williams

St Joseph’s Primary School Red Cliffs

Years 5 & 6

1st Place

Zoe Williams

St Joseph’s Primary School Red Cliffs

2nd Place

Nadia Van Miltenburg-Lucas

Red Cliffs Primary

3rd Place

Zoe Howard

Irymple South Primary School

Student with a Disability

1st Place

Cheyenne Lawson

Mildura Specialist School

2nd Place

Ashton Thomson

Mildura Specialist School

3rd Place

Byron Philip

Mildura Specialist School