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National Water Week Poster Competition

Entries for the 2017 National Water Week Poster competition are now closed. Winners will be announced at a special event on 19 October.

National Water Week Poster

National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water related topics and challenges.

The theme for this year is 'Water - the Heart of our Culture' encouraging young people to explore how water shapes our everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and our community values.

Primary school students are invited to create a poster reflecting water related issues that are important to them.

Teachers – this is a great activity for the classroom in the lead up to National Water Week.

There are great prizes to be won by both students and schools at local and state levels of judging.

Poster entries are invited in four categories:

  • Prep / Foundation
  • Years 1 & 2
  • Years 3 & 4
  • Years 5 & 6 


  • First prize - $100 gift card in each category
  • Second prize - $50 gift card in each category
  • Third prize - $25 gift card in each category
  • School prize - $500 awarded to one participating school

Winners in the Western Water region will go on to judging at a state level. Prizes at the state level are:

  • $500 cash for first place in each category
  • $250 cash for second place in each category

Entry criteria

Winners will be chosen using the following criteria:

  • How well it can be reproduced to promote National Water Week.
  • Appearance: attractively displayed in colour.
  • How good it looks from a distance
  • Effective use of art materials.
  • Originality of design or innovative concept.
  • One entry per student.
  • One student per poster
  • The posters are not judged on how well they align with the theme
  • Poster MUST be A3 (30x40cm) in size
  • Any medium, including paper, can be used.
  • Any art material can be used including paint, textas, coloured pencils or collage materials.

An official entry form must be securely attached to the back of each poster.

Entry form250KB

Entries closed at 5pm Friday 1 September.

Winners will be announced at a special event held during National Water Week on 19 October.

Visit the VicWater website to view the winning state level posters.

2016 winning local entries


First place - Niyumi, St Anthony's Primary School


Second place - Eloise, Goonawarra Primary School


Third place - Cruz, Holy Cross Primary School


Grade 1 & 2

First place - Nilara, St Anthony's Primary School


Second place - Blake, St Anthony's Primary School


Third place - Lennox, Woodend Primary School


Grade 3 & 4

First place - Mikayla, Killara Primary School


Second place - Eden, Killara Primary School


Third place - Millicent, Holy Cross Primary School


Grade 5 & 6

First place - Zac, Myrniong Primary School


Second place - Grace, Myrniong Primary School


Third place - Hailey, Myrniong Primary School


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