Water Awareness Calendar Contest Rules

CALENDAR THEME: How I use water wisely in and around my home
Show us what you do to conserve water; keep drainage pipes free of fat, oil, and grease; or prevent
backflow. Examples can be found at www.vbgov.com/dpu.

All kindergarten through 5th grade students who live or attend school in Virginia Beach. Proof of
age, school registration, and/or home address may be required.

All entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2019​ to be eligible. Entries may be created with
pens, colored pencils, acrylic or poster paints, watercolors, crayons, or colored markers. All words
must be printed neatly in large dark print.

Artwork must be submitted on 8 1/2” x 11” white poster board or paper and drawn in landscape
orientation (11” side horizontal). Only original artwork will be accepted. Entries must be mailed or
brought to Public Utilities during normal working hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). No
entries will be accepted without a completed entry form.

Only one entry per student. Only one artist per entry. All entries need a separate entry form.
Incomplete entry forms, or submissions without entry forms, will not be accepted. Public Utilities
is not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries. Entries cannot be returned. All
entries become the property of Public Utilities and may be used in other promotions without further
permission or compensation to the artists.

Judging criteria include, but are not limited to: Best expression of theme, picture design, creativity,
and artistic skill. Winners will be notified by mail. The selected entries will be displayed in the 2019
Water Awareness Calendar. The artists of entries selected for full-page display in the calendar will be
honored at an official awards ceremony. The artists of all entries selected as Honorable Mentions will
receive a signed certificate.

By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the decision of Virginia Beach
Public Utilities, which will be final.