Get Creative with Arlington's Value of Water Mini Poster Contest, Open Through Oct. 14, 2022
By Alana Earle, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on August 31, 2022, August 31, 2022

Value of Water Coloring Contest

Arlington students in PreK through 4th grade can compete for a chance to win a variety of fun, water-related prizes and have their artwork featured in City of Arlington buildings by entering the 2022 Value of Water Mini Poster Contest.

The contest is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Nature Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District. It opens on Thursday, Sept. 1, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.
Winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster Contest will also win free passes to the upcoming Here Be Dragons: From Lizards to Legends exhibit at the River Legacy Nature Center.

Entering the contest is simple!

Kindergarten through 4th grade students - please use an 8 ½ by 11-inch piece of plain white paper to show us, "Why Water is Important" to you. Whether it’s splashing in a pool, watering a garden, giving your pet a bath or even how wild animals use water. We encourage you to let your creativity out when telling us why water is important!

Pre-kindergarten students - please complete one of the coloring sheets from to enter the contest.

On the back of your entry, a separate piece of paper, or in an email, please include

  • Your first name
  • Grade
  • School you attend
  • Your parent’s or guardian’s phone number
  • A couple of sentences to answer these questions: 1. What did you draw? 2. Why is water important in your life?

Once you’re finished with your entry, send a scanned copy or photo of your artwork to [email protected].

A total of six winners (one each from each grade in pre-k - 4th grade) will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Thursday, Oct. 20. October 20 is also the nationwide observance of the Value of Water campaign’s Imagine a Day Without Water.

Imagine a Day Without Water is a nationwide educational campaign that brings together various collaborators to highlight how water is vital, invaluable, and in need of our attention.

To learn more, visit

Each winner, their family and their teacher will also receive an invitation to be recognized in-person at the Arlington City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The water department will also display the winning entries at Arlington City Hall or the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center until the following October. Posters of winning entries will also be provided to each child’s school for recognition.

Need some inspiration? Join River Legacy Nature Center in-person from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. for the Water Awareness Through Education and Recreation (WATER) Festival.

To learn more about the Mini-Poster Contest and view a full list of rules, visit

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