Can you imagine about living without water? Well, no one of us can do so because water is an invaluable life-sustaining force and we cannot survive long without it. All life forms on earth are dependent on it and in short, we can say water is a medium of life. From drinking, cooking to farming, water is used in most of the activities. It helps our body function as it makes 60 percent of our body weight. No doubt, there will be no life on earth without water. Water pollution has been a matter of serious concern for a long time and many initiatives took place around the world to overcome this problem. But still, in some places, people are facing issues like water pollution, water scarcity, and drought. In a report, it has been revealed that the water level of the earth is decreasing which is resulting in water scarcity and drought in many places across the globe. Keeping these facts in mind, the City of Charlottesville has announced a wonderful program called “Imagine a Day without Water Contest”.
7th annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest asks youth to show us why we must value and save water in our community. This year, the competition has been modified once again so that there will be flexibility for all contestants during the time of the pandemic. The goal of this program is to provide the youth in our community with an opportunity to illustrate their love for the water. The contest will start accepting entries starting on October 1st in anticipation of the National Imagine a Day without Water Day on October 21st. Applications are open for all students in grades K – 12th in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Top entries will be made available for fan favorite voting from November 15th through 24th. Winners will be declared via press release on December 8th. A cash gift card and water conservation goodie bag will be given in the form of an award to the top entry in the four grade and fan-favorite categories. Four teachers will also be honored for their support of the contest through a random drawing.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||City of Charlottesville|
|Education Level||K – 12|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Cities||Charlottesville and Albemarle County|
|Contest Deadline||November 5, 2021|
Who is Eligible?
The contest will once again be open to all students in grades K – 12th in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
How to Apply?
Candidates will have to complete an online application form that can be submitted both ways: in person or digitally. Here are the ways to send an entry:
- Submit digitally through our Art Contest Platform Upload Form (accepts: JPEG/JPG, PNG, or GIF images).
- Mail your entry to Water Conservation, 305 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
- In person at JMRL Central, Northside, and Crozet branches. Check JMRL.org for hours of service.
A cash gift card and water conservation goodie bag will be given in the form of an award to the top entry in the four grade and fan-favorite categories. Four teachers will also be honored for their support of the contest through a random drawing.
Applications are open until November 5, 2021. Please make sure your application reaches the organization on time.