Calling all high school-aged artists. Help WSSC Water highlight the importance of protecting our source water by submitting artwork focused on one or all of the following themes:
- The connection between human actions on land impacting water quality
- A community’s connection to local waterways – in terms of drinking water sources as well as places for recreation and enjoyment
- The role of water utilities to protect our sources of water through environmental stewardship and responsible wastewater treatment
Learn more about source water protection in our region
Art will be judged in two categories:
- Painting and Drawing
- To include anything done in the following media - pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, colored pencils, crayons, gouache, spray paint or other non-digital media where pigment is applied to a physical surface such as canvas or paper
- Photography and Digital Art
- To include art produced with a camera, on a computer, digital tablet or phone
One grand prize winner in each category will receive $100 in April. The two winners will have their work entered in a regional contest with other Washington, D.C. metro-area water and wastewater utilities.
Children related to WSSC Water employees may participate but will receive art supplies rather than a monetary prize if they win.
Submissions are due by Friday, March 18, 2022
The contest is open to any high school student in 9th-12th grade enrolled in a public, private or homeschool in Montgomery or Prince George’s counties.
The art contest is supported by the region's water and wastewater utilities who are members of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Community Engagement Campaign.