Foothill MWD Opens 2019 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD) is conducting its eighth annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase “Water Is Life.” This fun and educational project serves to inspire student creativity about the stewardship of our precious water resources.

The theme relates to the stewardship and conservation of water. This means wise and efficient water use inside and outside of the home, at school, in the community, in business and industry, in agriculture, and in recreation.

Climate change is already stressing Southern California’s water supplies. Every watershed the Southland depends on, from the Colorado River to the Sierra Nevada to local groundwater basins, is becoming less reliable. The future requires that everyone use water wisely. This theme of conservation and stewardship should be reflected in the artwork.

The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools primarily located within La Crescenta-Montrose, the City of La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.

All art entries for the 2018 “Water Is Life” student art contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) prior to judging. The grand prize-winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.

This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2019 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.

Deadline for entries is Monday, April 15 including postmarked submissions.

For further information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria, and other prizes, visit and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.