Students, grades K-12, in a Cal Water service area are eligible to participate.
Absolutely, yes. Students living in, or attending school in, a Cal Water service area are eligible to participate.
All submissions are to focus on caring for water, whether in regards to water conservation, water quality/reliability, alternative water sources, water cleanup, protecting the watershed, or any other local water issue. Key, however, is that the artwork focus on a local California water issue.
We are accepting art composed in traditional fine art mediums, such as pen and ink, painting, sketches, and other two-dimensional artwork.
Sculptures and other 3-dimensional artwork are not accepted at this time.
Not at this time. Submitted artwork cannot be photographic in nature, nor take place over time such as with film and animation.
The statement should describe the work submitted. How did you create it? What message does it portray? How does the work reflect the theme of caring for water? How does it touch on a local California water issue? Anything else that you would like the judges to know about the work and its creation.
The statement should be at least a paragraph long but no more than 500 words.
Yes. However, artist's statements will be judged relevant to their age level (i.e., we are not expecting 500 word statements from K-2 students), but we would still love to hear in their words what their artwork means to them, and how they are thinking about water. For more, please see our sample entries on the Resources page.
Entries should be mailed to California Water Service along with a coversheet, which includes the artist's statement.
California Water Service
Cal Water H2O Challenge Individual Challenge
ATTN: Conservation Department
2632 West 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505.