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Water Awareness Events

May is officially designated as Water Awareness Month to highlight the importance of California's water resources to the human health, economic vitality and environmental quality of our state. Water conservation education is especially important with California's fluctuating water conditions and increasing water supply needs statewide. Each spring all students in Yolo County are encouraged to participate in a Student Art Contest illustrating a water awareness theme. The contest helps teachers educate students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in our every day life.

The Water Awareness Committee of Yolo County receives hundreds of original artwork entries for judging each year. The winning contestants receive individual prizes, as well as special recognition of their artwork displayed on the annual Yolo County Water Awareness Calendar. For over 15 years, the calendar has been completely dependent on contributions from local sponsors and is distributed throughout Yolo County to 3,000 students, teachers, businesses, local agencies and others.

2017 Water Awareness Student Art Contest

Students throughout Yolo County, including home schooled students are encouraged to submit original artwork for the contest.  Please see the contest flier for entry rules, deadline, and locations for dropoff.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 cash prize donated by Blue Wing Gallery. The grand prize winning student's classroom will receive $125 cash prize.  All contest winners will receive a prize ribbon, award certificate and a gift card. An award presentation will be held in May during a Yolo County Board of Supervisors' regular meeting. We encourage all contest winners and their parents to attend the presentation!

2017 Contest Flyer This year's contest theme is"Be Like a Pro by Conserving H20". Deadline for submissions are 5 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017.

Drop off artwork to any of the following locations:

  • Davis City Hall, City Clerk, 23 Russell Blvd.
  • Woodland City Hall, City Clerk, 300 First St.
  • Winters City Hall, City Clerk, 318 First St.
  • West Sacramento City Hall, City Clerk, 1110 West Capitol Ave.
  • Yolo Co. Flood Control & WCD, 34274 State Highway 16, Woodland (Office closes at 4 pm) 

2017 Yolo County Water Awareness Calendars

The 2017 calendar is now available at the following locations featuring the 2016 contest winners. Please contact the WRA office (530) 666-2733 if you would like a calendar.

Davis: Davis City Hall, Planning Dept. 23 Russell Blvd.; and Yolo County Library-Davis Branch, Children's section

Esparto: Esparto Public Library

West Sacramento: West Sacramento City Hall, Parks & Recreation 1110 West Capitol Ave. and West Sacramento Public Library

Winters: Winters City Hall, 318 First Street. and Winters Public Library

Woodland: Woodland City Hall, 300 First Street; Woodland Public Library, Children's section, 250 First St.; and Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District office, 34274 State Highway 16, Woodland

2016 Student Art Contest Winners

2016 Art Contest Winners List - The 2016 contest winners were acknowledged for their artistic talents with prizes and an aware ceremony on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9 am during a Yolo County Board of Supervisors' meeting at 625 Court Street, 2nd Floor chambers, Woodland. Thank you to Blue Wing Gallery for donating the $100 cash Grand Prize. Contest winners received ribbons, certificates and gift cards as prizes for their winning entry. The 2017 Contest dates will be announced in early March. Please check our website again.

2016 Grand Prize Winner - Daniel Heringer, 4th Grade, Pioneer Elementary, Davis



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