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7th Grade Art Contest

Illinois American Water invites 7th grade classrooms in our service area to participate in a Value of Water Service Typography Art Contest. The purpose of this contest is to raise awareness to students about the value of water service and assist classrooms in learning about their local water service and watershed protection.

Participation is easy! Distribute this flyer to your students and ask them to describe in one, short sentence what water service means to them. An example of typography art is represented on the contest flyer.

To get creativity flowing you may ask them to consider what their parents pay for family cell phone service. Many times the service and data plan alone costs over $100 a month. If you include the cost of a high-tech phone, it can get even more expensive. We often find ourselves saying that we would be lost without our phones, but in reality we could survive without cell phone service.

On the other hand, water is essential for life, yet water service costs just pennies per gallon. Our water professionals collect, treat, test and deliver water that is safe to drink. The task of getting water from the source to the tap is complex, yet when we turn on the tap we often give it little thought.

This life essential service provides not only drinking water, but fire protection and supports economic development. Water service is a good value! Encourage your class to answer:

  • Why is water our most precious resource?
  • How do you value water service?
  • How do you use water wisely?
  • Why is water important to you?

The winning submissions will be featured in our mobile education center as a part of a large typography art display. The final artwork may also be featured in a future bill insert sent to Illinois American Water customers in your service area. The winning student’s classroom will also receive a gift certificate for a pizza party to celebrate.

By submitting an entry the student, teacher and school are agreeing to have the submission, including identification information like name, school, etc. to be used in Illinois American Water materials. All completed entries should be sent to Karen Cotton’s attention at 7500 North Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615 by April 18, 2014.


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Additional Resources

The Value of Water - E-Learning Course
Water's Worth - Understanding the value of clean water
White Paper - The Value of Water
White Paper - Challenges In The Water Industry: The Tap Versus Bottled Water Debate