All City of Brighton elementary school students from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in the City of Brighton’s Water Conservation Poster Contest. The contest allows elementary school children to showcase their creative talents by conveying the importance of water conservation through a poster drawing.
The goal is to educate students by, 1) instilling an appreciation of water, 2) understanding the importance of protecting this precious resource and, 3) providing information on how the community can conserve water.
Posters will be judged on creativity, relevance to theme, legibility, and adherence to guidelines.
Artwork must be original! Students are invited to use their artistic talents to create posters that illustrate the importance of conserving water. Poster artwork must communicate a water awareness theme in English or Spanish.
Students can use crayons, markers, watercolors, paint, colored pencils, charcoal, oil pastels.
Please do not use any glitter, stickers, or other materials on the poster as they may be reprinted.
Posters must be in horizontal (landscape) orientation on paper no larger than 11 inches x 17 inches. Please do not create your poster vertically.
Hand drawn, original digital illustrations are welcome, but posters containing computer sampled graphics, photographs, collages, 3-D artwork or trademarked art will be disqualified.
Please do not use lined notebook paper.
Keep your writing simple. Be sure the text is large and easy to read.
Entry must be contestant's original creation and may not be copied or traced from other artists' published work. Additionally, copyrighted material or licensed characters may not be used. (i.e. no Mickey Mouse, Elsa, SpongeBob, etc.)
Please do not fold your artwork when you are finished.
All entries will be featured on the city’s website. The City will recognize a first, second, and third place winner.
Winners will receive the following monetary prize: First-place winner: $100; Second-place winner: $50; Third-place winner: $25; and Honorable mention: $25.
Winners will be recognized at a City Council meeting and featured on the city’s website and social media pages.
The First-place winning poster will be printed and displayed throughout the City.
The deadline to submit your poster is April 30. Late submissions will not be accepted. Winners will be notified May 8 and recognized at the City Council meeting on May 16.
Ways to submit a form
Electronically: Click here for the electronic submission form
In-person: Submissions in-person should include a printed copy of the contest submission form. If you are unable to print, copies will be available to fill out at the City Hall reception desk or you may write the information on a separate sheet of paper and include it with your poster. Posters should be dropped off or mailed to:
City of Brighton
500 S. 4th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
If you have questions, please contact Communications & Engagement Director Kristen Chernosky at email@example.com.