‘Malama I Ka Wai’ is theme for 3rd annual Maui County Water Conservation Poster Contest

La'akea Paleka, third grader from Kula Kaiapuni Kualapu'u, took second place last year in the Maui County Water Conservation Poster Contest with this poster.

Maui County DWS News Release

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is accepting entries from students of the County of Maui for its third annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. Entry deadline is March 9 and the contest is open to public, private and home-schooled students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Every student who creates and submits an entry will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. A total of 18 prizes will be awarded with first, second and third prizes presented to winners in each competition level. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Achievement. Honorable Mentions will receive gift certificates, and top winners will be recognized at an event in the Mayor’s office.

The department’s goal is to educate Maui County’s students on the importance of water conservation and encourage them to take an active role in ensuring the sustainability of Maui County’s water. Students should portray the theme “Malama I Ka Wai” and include a water conservation message in their artwork. “Malama I Ka Wai” means “To Take Care of the Water.”

Cassidy Duquette, a kindergartner at Kilohana School, took second place with this poster.

Students may draw or paint their entry on 11-by-17-inch white paper, and complete and attach the entry form available at http://www.mauiwater.org. Contestants may mail or drop off their entry and form to the Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division at 2200 Main Street, Suite 102 in Wailuku (One Main Plaza), or to the Deputy Director’s office on the 5th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

Three students from three different schools on Molokai were named winners in last year’s contest. They were: Cassidy Duquette, Kilohana School, second place, kindergarten; La’akea Paleka, Kula Kaiapuni Kualapu’u, second place, grade 3; and Cherish Puaoi-Kalilikane, Honorable Mention grade 2, Kaunakakai Elementary School.

To see last year’s winners, go to 2011 Poster Contest Winners. More information is available at the Maui County website or by calling the Water Resources and Planning Division at 463-3108 or 463-3104.


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