The 2022 Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest is underway. This annual contest integrates art into classrooms across the state and educates our next generation of leaders about the importance of source water protection and water conservation! Learn more about the contest below.

The contest is open to fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students in schools served by West Virginia American Water. The contest can serve as a classroom project, and individual submissions from students who live within the company’s service territory are also welcomed.

Entries should reflect positive messages about why our watersheds are valuable and how we can protect them.

All entries must be postmarked by May 2, 2022. We are not responsible for entries that are late or lost in the mail.

Please mail to: Bradley Harris, West Virginia American Water, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302.

PRIZES: Up to four winners will be selected statewide.

1st Place $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble
2nd Place $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble
3rd Place $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble

Grand Prize Winner

First-place prize, plus student’s artwork will be printed on unique seed filled cards that, when planted and watered, produce flowers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bradley Harris at or by phone at (304) 340-2087. Art contest guidelines and application can be found here.