Annual "Protect Our Watersheds" Art Contest Open for Entries

Art contest celebrates 20 years of artistically expressing environmental awareness

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (February 14, 2022) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that entries are being accepted for its 20th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest. The contest is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in schools served by Pennsylvania American Water, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the importance of protecting water resources across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania American Water recently sent contest information and applications to schools in its service territory, encouraging teachers to promote the contest as a fun and imaginative way to draw students’ attention to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s watersheds. As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the importance of watersheds and how to protect them.

“For 20 years, students across Pennsylvania have shared with us their understanding of environmental awareness and watershed protection,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “Year after year, we are amazed by their passion for protecting our natural resources, and we are thrilled to know that they are the future stewards of our water resources.”

Twelve entries will be selected for the 2023 Pennsylvania American Water Protect Our Watersheds calendar. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected from both Eastern and Western Pennsylvania to receive bookstore gift cards.  Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watershed protection and the ability to communicate that understanding.  All entrants will receive a Watershed Champion Certificate.

The deadline for artwork submission is Earth Day, April 22, 2022. Contest rules and entry forms are available on the company’s website. High-resolution photos or scans of artwork can also be submitted through the website.  For additional information, please contact

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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