2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water


Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.


2018 Theme: How do you save water?

Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water?

Click the image for the Contest Flyer and Entry Form

2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates:

Artwork will be accepted: September 10th – October 15th (End of Business Day)
Imagine a Day without Water Event: October 10th on the Downtown Mall, 11am – 1pm
Fan Favorite Voting available online: November 1st – 15th
Winners for the top poster in each age category and the Fan Favorite will be announced: November 19th
Awards Ceremony: TBD

2018 Imagine A Day Without Water Charlottesville Event

Come imagine a day without water with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority. There will be information on Charlottesville & Albemarle County’s water supply, water conservation information and giveaways, entertainment supplied by 106.1 The Corner, and fun activities!

What: Imagine a Day without Water Campaign Kick Off Event
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Central Place Plaza, 2nd St NE and E Main Street on the Downtown Mall

Facebook Event Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522884891191250/ 

2018 Student Art Contest Information

Theme: “How Do You Save Water”

Open To: All City of Charlottesville & Albemarle County Public, Private, and home schools, Grades 1st to 8th

Due: October 15th (5pm, end of business day)


All poster entries must have the official entry form completely filled out (legible) and attached to the back of each poster submission. 

Poster entries must be mailed or dropped off by 5pm on October 15th to:
Department of Public Works
Attn: Water Conservation
305 4th Street, NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If you are a teacher with a large number of posters, you can arrange for a pick up at your school with the Water Conservation Program Coordinator, please email or call (434-970-3877).

Contest Rules

  • All entries must convey the theme of the contest: “How do you save water?”
  • Entries must be the work of one individual student, no collaborations.
  • Multiple entries from the same student will be accepted.
  • Original artwork only. Posters submitted with copyrighted characters or images will not be accepted.
  • Size: 11″ x 17″, any posters larger or smaller in size will be disqualified (Do you need paper? Read below how you can get some from FREE!)
  • Any medium may be used (paint, colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc). No 3-D entries, please.
  • Teachers may submit for students or students can submit independently through their parents.
  • Teachers can submit multiple entries at once, arrange pick-ups at schools, mail to or drop off at Public Works Administration (305 4th Street NW).

IMPORTANT: Each poster MUST have the official entry form attached to the back. All information must be filled in completely and legible. Illegible entries will be disqualified. Please print or type ALL information.  Click Here for the Official Entry Form!

For Students: Cash gift card (one winner in each category)
Categories: Grades 1 – 2, Grades 3 – 4, Grades 5 – 6, Grades 7 – 8, Fan Favorite
Posters will be judged on message (keep in mind the theme), originality, creativity, and overall presentation.
A panel of judges will select the winning posters for each grade division.

For Teachers: Every teacher whose students submit posters will be entered into a drawing to win a cash gift card for classroom projects. The more students that participate will increase the odds of winning. Four Teachers will be selected!

A Fan Favorite winner will be selected by online voting. The link with the fan favorite entries will be available here starting November 1st. Voting closes on November 15th (11:59pm ET). Please vote for your favorite and share with your friends and family! (Link will be added here starting November 1st)

Winners will be announced November 19th and recognized as special ceremonies and their work will be exhibited in public venues. Awards Ceremony will determined at a later date.

Flyer & Entry Form: Click Here

Questions: Please contact the Water Conservation Program Coordinator via email or phone (434-970-3877)


Paper can be picked up by individuals by the City of Charlottesville Public Works Administration Building located at 305 4th Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Schools and teachers, you can arrange for a drop off of paper at your school by contacting the Water Conservation Program Coordinator via email: waterconservation@charlottesville.org or phone: (434) 970-3877.

Contest is sponsored by:

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