Artwork by 2017 People’s Choice Award winner, Peter Jankowski, St. Athanasius School.Image from City of Evanston

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, May 6 through 12, the City of Evanston is hosting its annual art contest for third-grade students. The purpose of National Drinking Water Week is to celebrate water as the most precious natural resource. This year’s theme is “Protect the Source.”

Third-grade students are invited to showcase their ideas of what “Protect the Source” means to them. Submissions should fit on an 8.5-by-11-inch piece of paper or smaller. Communitywide online voting will occur from March 23 to April 6.

The winners will be announced at the Administration and Public Works Committee Meeting of the Evanston City Council at 6 p.m. on April 23. Awards will include Evanston beach token(s) for the 2018 summer, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a chance to have their artwork displayed at the Main Public Library during Drinking Water Week.

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