Carmel Valley youth encouraged to enter city’s annual poster and film contests
Students are sharpening their colored pencils and getting their video cameras ready in preparation for the city of San Diego’s Water Conservation Poster and Film Contests. The contests are designed to engage youth in water conservation through the use of artistic mediums to develop a conservation ethic that inspires long-term change in water-use behaviors.
“This year’s theme, ‘San Diegans Waste No Water,’ was selected to personalize the conservation ethic that we all need to share,” said Mayor Jerry Sanders, who has demonstrated both at home and at work that water conservation is a priority. “San Diegans have done an excellent job by answering the call to conserve water. Rain or shine, using water wisely throughout the year is a permanent part of our way of life,” added Mayor Sanders.
Open to all first through sixth graders in the City of San Diego, Imperial Beach and Coronado, the contest encourages entrants to create a poster focusing on the ‘San Diegans Waste No Water’ theme. In each grade level, three winners citywide will be selected, and there will be one winner overall in a new recycled water category. These winning student artists will receive a U.S. Savings Bond and a Certificate of Excellence. Winning posters will be on display in the lobby of the City Administration Building, the San Diego Watercolor Society’s Gallery, and the San Diego County Fair’s “Kids Best Art Exhibit.” Winning posters will also be featured on the City’s website and in the 2012 Water Conservation Calendar, which is circulated throughout the city during the year.
Open to 11th- and 12th-graders and college students throughout the city of San Diego, Imperial Beach and Coronado, this contest challenges entrants to create a 30-second film that focuses on the theme and also includes one of these messages:
• Conservation is part of the San Diego lifestyle.
• San Diegans who identify themselves with local iconic places also identify themselves with conservation.
• A way to conserve water is to recycle it. Recycled water, reclaimed and highly treated wastewater, is part of the City’s locally controlled water supply.
The city’s Public Utilities Department will accept entries for the poster contest through March 30, 2011, and through April 18, 2011 for the film contest. There are no entry fees required to enter either contest. Additional information about the Annual Water Conservation Poster and Film Contests, as well as entry forms, are available online at www.wastenowater.org. For more information, you may call the poster and film contest coordinator, Destree Bascos, at (619) 232-2112 ext. 104.
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