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Water is Life Art Contest

A child's hands drawing a fish and a castle with crayons

“Water is Life” Art Contest

The 2024 Art Contest is now open! All K-12 students attending school in Pasadena are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2024 "Water is Life” Art Contest sponsored by PWP and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Each year, participating students submit artwork portraying a water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation. Both digital and hand-drawn/painted artwork are welcome! Download the contest guidelines, and the required Student Information Card and Parental Approval Form.

All entries must be submitted with the Student Information Card and Parental Approval Form by May 31, 2024 via email (PWPcommunications@CityOfPasadena.net) or mail (ATTN: Janine Hou, 150 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 200 Pasadena, CA 91101).

From the entries received, PWP selects one winner to receive a prize valued at $100! A total of 15 entries are also selected by PWP and submitted to MWD for a final round of competition, and additional prizes and recognition.

Students must live within Pasadena Water and Power service territory to qualify.

2024 Art Contest Application & Files

2023 Winners

A purple and green art piece drawn in marker featuring a faucet pouring a drop with a recyclable logo. IT reads "Let's Save Water Together" and "Water is Life."
First Place Winner - Olivia H., Grade 9

2022 Art Contest Winner

Congratulations Sebastian, an incoming freshman at John Muir High School, our first-place winner of the Water is Life Art Contest! He received a brand new tablet and a Solar-Powered Charger, in addition to being submitted to the MWD final round of competition. Our judges loved his artwork’s message: “It takes a lot of BLUES to stay GREEN.”

2021 Art Contest Winner

Congratulations Arundhati from Sierra Madre Elementary School, our first-place winner of the Water is Life Art Contest! She received an Amazon tablet and a Solar-Powered Charger, in addition to being submitted to the MWD final round of competition. Our judges loved her artwork’s message: “Help Mother Nature Continue to Give Life… Save Water!”