Entries are being accepted through April 23 for the 2021 Protect our Watersheds art contest organized and provided through Pennsylvania American Water.
Evey Concannon, a Luzerne County fifth-grader from Fairview Elementary School last year, won the grand prize in the 2021 contest. For her efforts, she won a Barnes and Noble gift card and her original artwork has been featured on “bloomer cards” and distributed across the state. Bloomers are seed-filled cards that, when planted and tended, produce a variety of wildflowers.
Pennsylvania American Water reserves the right to not award a winner if no entry merits such designation.
Twelve entries will be chosen to be featured in the company's upcoming “Protect Our Watersheds” calendar. In addition, a first-, second- and third-place winner will be selected from Eastern and Western Pennsylvania.
First place will win a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Second place will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Third place will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Grand prize includes first place prize plus the student’s artwork will be featured on the cover of our “Protect Our Watersheds” calendar, along with essay and short bio.
All entrants will receive a watershed champion certificate.
Entries can be submitted online or by mail and must include a completed entry form.
Entries submitted by mail must by mailed flat or rolled in a tube, not folded. If mailing flat, please use cardboard or similar material to protect the artwork during mailing. Attach entry form to the back of artwork (no paper clips or staples) and mail to:
Attn: Lorrie Page
Pennsylvania American Water
852 Wesley Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 1705
Participants may also enter online by uploading a high-resolution photo of their artwork, along with an entry form, using this link. Please make sure the artwork is centered and the photo is cropped appropriately. A scanner may also be used to capture the image.
Submissions become property of Pennsylvania American Water. Through submission of artwork, contestants and their legal guardians grant non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the works submitted, which will not be returned.
"This contest is a fun and imaginative way to draw childrens’ attention to the protection and preservation of Pennsylvania’s watersheds. The contest can also help supplement water and environmental curriculum in your classroom and can easily be adapted to a virtual learning environment," said Susan Turcmanovich, external affairs manager for Pennsylvania American Water.
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John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.