Amarillo, TX – In a continuing effort to promote the importance of water conservation, the City of Amarillo will kick off a 2012 Summer Poster Contest Monday, June 11, centered on the “Every Drop Counts” theme. Posters will be judged on quality of design, creativity and originality, content and reproducibility. Winners will be selected from the following age groups (school year 2012-2013):
- K through 2nd Grade
- 3rd through 5th Grade
- Middle School
- High School
Winners will be recognized at the July 3 Amarillo City Commission meeting and their artwork will be reproduced in the City’s 2013 Every Drop Counts Calendar. In addition to adhering to the “Every Drop Counts” theme, here are the general rules for the poster contest:
- The poster should be artistic, positive in approach, and focus on water conservation.
- Poster must be at least 11 x 8.5 inches, but not larger than 17 x 11 inches, and must be in a landscape (horizontal) layout.
- Poster may be submitted on paper or poster board.
- Must be student’s original artwork.
- No signatures on posters!
- No syndicated, copyrighted or clipart images.
- No computer aided or copy-machine poster entries.
- A completed entry form must be attached to the back upper right corner of each poster submitted.
- Reproducibility of the poster will be a factor in the judges’ decisions, so use good lettering, bright and high contrast colors!
Registration forms can be found on the City’s Every Drop counts website at http://water.amarillo.gov, at the Parks and Recreation department on the second floor, Room 201, City Hall, 509 S.E. 7th Ave., and at each of the City’s five libraries. Entries can be turned in at any of these locations and must be received by Noon on June 27, 2012. For more information, call 378-3036.