Smart About Water
Poster Contest

Illustrate the importance of water conservation during the summertime, when an average of four times more water is used per customer!

Enter your information below. To start brainstorming, find ideas by learning more about conservation or how to save water indoors and outdoors. For more details contact Project ReCharge coordinator

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Project RechargeEnvirolutionTruckee Meadows Water Authority

3 categories for competition

  • Lower Elementary: Grades 2-3
  • Upper Elementary: Grades 4-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8

Prizes in each category!

  • First Prize Winners: $150
  • Second Prize Winners: $100
  • Third Prize Winners: $75
  • Fourth Prize Winners: $50
  • Fifth Prize Winners: $25


Art by student will be judged in several possible ways, including:

  • Creates understanding about outdoor water conservation
  • Motivates people to use water responsibly
  • Raises awareness about assigned day watering

Entry Deadline

Friday, April 14th: All entries must be uploaded by 5 p.m.

All entries created by students can be on paper or created digitally using Canva, InDesign or Illustrator. Entries can be of any size, but no larger than 11” x 17”. Upload formats must be PDF, PNG or JPG.

Important Dates

  • Friday, April 21st: All participating classrooms will receive a list of finalists.
  • Friday, April 28th: All hard copies of finalists’ entries will be collected for public display at TMWA’s Smart About Water Day on Saturday, May 6th. All entries should be printed out on 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14 or 11 x 17” paper.

Final Judging and Awards

Saturday, May 6th: Public and staff from Truckee Meadows Water Authority will vote on finalists’ entries between 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Smart About Water Day, a free public event that will be held at the California Building in Idlewild Park (75 Cowan Drive, Reno). Votes will be tallied and winners announced by 2:00 p.m.

Participate and Learn


Wednesday, April 5, 12 and 19

Irrigation System Start-Up Workshops

All workshops begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at 1355 Capital Blvd., Reno.

Join Truckee Meadows Water Authority and learn how to get your irrigation system ready for spring and summer. Reserve your spots at or call 775.834.8290.


Saturday, May 6th

Smart About Water Day

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Idlewild Park (California Building), 75 Cowan Drive, Reno

Get any questions you have about water in the Truckee Meadows answered at this FREE community event. Experts from multiple water-focused agencies will be there along with community organizations who help keep clean water a priority in our region. This is a fun, family-focused event, with interactive activity and food trucks on site!


Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA)
City of Reno
Washoe County
City of Sparks