Winning Entries Highlighted at Entrances to Local Schools

May 26, 2021– Rowland Water District is proud to announce the local winners of this year’s Water Awareness Poster Contest. The winning posters have been sent to MWD for regional judging and if selected, will be featured in their 2022 ‘Water is Life’ calendar which focuses on wise water use for the benefit of all living things. The calendar is distributed to roughly 13,000 recipients each year in area schools and to members of the community.

“Traditionally, this is a very popular contest and during a regular school year we receive between 800-900 entries. While participation was down because of the pandemic, we received beautiful entries illustrating the creativity of our local students,” explains Brittnie Van De Car, Education & Community Outreach Coordinator for Rowland Water District. “An in-person ceremony to recognize their efforts isn’t possible this year, so we decided to install yard signs at the winning schools to celebrate the talents of our students, who have beautifully depicted the ways in which water can be used wisely in the community.”

Each year in conjunction with its partner agencies, MWD sponsors annual programs that engage students of all ages in activities focused on science, artistic expression, engineering, and teamwork. Students in grades K-12 submit artwork through water agencies that are served by MWD, including Rowland. The 2021 water awareness poster contest winners are listed as follows:

K-3rd Grade:
1st– Isaac Choy-Blandford Elementary School-1st Grade-Ms. Ilano
2nd– Mia Luong-Blandford Elementary School-1st Grade-Ms. Ilano
3rd– Stanley Liu-Blandford Elementary School-1st Grade-Mrs. Johnson

4-6th Grade:
1st– Angel Rios-Jellick Elementary School-5th Grade-Ms. Anderson
2nd– Amber Yu-Blandford Elementary School-4th Grade-Mr. Paynich

Those students received a certificate of achievement and an Amazon gift card including:

– 1st Place: $50
– 2nd Place: $35
– 3rd Place: $35

Additionally, those teachers who participated in the contest received a $15 Amazon gift card, and those teachers with students who submitted artwork each received an art kit.

“The students’ artwork will also be featured on MWD outreach materials, and will appear on MWD’s website for a week,” adds Van De Car. “This contest is all about showcasing how water can be used in recreation, at home, in the environment, and how novel water saving ideas can be utilized by future generations.”

To learn more about the winners of this year’s poster contest, visit