Artwork by Charlie Cassady

The City of Evanston is hosting a third grade art contest in celebration of National Drinking Water Week (NDWW), May 7-13. The purpose of NDWW is to celebrate water as our most precious natural resource. This year’s theme is “Your Water – to know it is to love it.”

Students can showcase their ideas of what “Your Water – to know it is to love it” means to them. Submissions should fit on a 9-inch by 12-inch piece of paper or smaller. Hard copies of the submissions should be dropped off or mailed to the Evanston Water Production Bureau, 555 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL 60201 by 4 p.m. on March 6. Before the deadline, submissions can be dropped off there between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Community-wide online voting to determine the People’s Choice Award winner will be held March 24 through April 7. Mayor’s Choice and Water Spirit Awards will also be given.

Winners will be announced on May 8 at the Administration & Public Works Committee Meeting of the Evanston City Council. Awards will include Evanston Beach Tokens for the 2017 summer, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a chance to have their artwork displayed at the main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., during Drinking Water Week.

Additional activities for National Drinking Water Week, including tours of Evanston’s Water Treatment Plant, will be announced in March.