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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

City’s water conservation poster contest open to students in Marion County

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is inviting students in Marion County, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to participate in the “Drop Savers” poster contest.

According to the city, students are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both. The contest is open to Marion County students (K-12) who are enrolled in an educational institution.

All entries must be submitted by no later than Friday, March 1.

Each submission will be judged based on the poster’s message, creativity, and originality, not just artistic ability.

The first-place winner in each division will be recognized at an Ocala City Council meeting. In addition, they will receive a gift bag, and their artwork will be displayed by local media and at the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park.

First-place winners will also have an opportunity to participate in the Florida Section of the America Water Works Association statewide “Drop Savers” poster contest and obtain additional prizes.

All poster submissions must comply with these guidelines:

  • The poster must be drawn on 8.5” x 11” white paper. It can be drawn vertically or horizontally.
  • Each poster must portray a water conservation idea in a slogan, drawing, or both. Students may use crayons, paint, colored pencils, or markers. No highlighters, photos, or computer graphics.
  • Students must work on their posters individually.
  • Only original artwork will be accepted (no trademarked or copyrighted materials).
  • Entry forms must be taped or paper-clipped to each poster.
  • Posters will not be returned.

To learn more about the contest, and to access the entry form and guidelines, visit the City of Ocala’s Drop Savers Poster Contest webpage.

Anyone with questions should contact the City of Ocala Water Resources Department via phone (352-351-6772) or email (wrcoordinator@ocalafl.gov).