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National Water Week - 18-24 October 2021

Entries for the 2021 National Water Week Poster Competition are now open.

The National Water Week Poster Competition is on again. This year, we’ll celebrate and learn more about the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives.

This year’s theme “Caring for water and Country” recognises the importance water plays in our lives by deepening our understanding of Australian First Nations people’s knowledge of protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years since the Dreamtime.

It is a time to learn more about our country’s ‘salt water’ and ‘sweet water’ and how we can create a better future by caring more now. It is every Australian’s role to understand more about how we can care for our water and our beautiful country and to work together be more resilient in our changing climate. So, how will you care for our water and Country?

Primary school students are encouraged to create a poster reflecting what this means to them.

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

Award categories

Poster entries are invited in five categories:

  1. Foundation
  2. Years 1 & 2
  3. Years 3 & 4
  4. Years 5 & 6
  5. Special needs students


There are great prizes to be won in each category, including:

  • First place – $100 gift card
  • Second place - $50 gift card
  • Third place – $30 gift card

There is also a school prize of $500 towards a sustainable project at their school, proudly supported by Southern Rural Water.

First prize winners in each category are entered into the state level competition.

How to enter

View and download our competition information and entry form. An official entry form must be securely attached to the back of each poster.

Entries close 5pm, Friday 17 September 2021. Posters can be sent by email or mail.

Winners will be announced during National Water Week, 18-24 October 2021.


Please contact our education team on 0404 865 597 or email