What is the Virtual Poster Art Contest?
The Virtual Poster Art Contest begins mid-January and is promoted to schools located within the District. This annual contest is for all 3rd, 4th, 5th, middle school, and high school students attending schools in the District’s service area. This year, the District has transitioned the contest virtually. Utilizing the theme “Water is Life,” the students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities while learning about the importance of water in our lives.
How do I participate in the Virtual Poster Art Contest?
Students grades 3-12 are eligible to participate in the Virtual Poster Art Contest. Students enter the contest by creating a poster following the District’s theme and contest guidelines.
Artwork must be scanned in .JPEG with 300 dpi resolution and submitted online at wvwd.com/poster-contest NO LATER THAN Friday, April 16, 2021. Entries that are taken by camera/cellphone ARE NOT eligible.
**If you are unable to scan and submit your artwork online, you may do the following options:
- Mail the artwork to the District (271 S Brea Canyon Rd., Walnut, CA 91789)
- Drop off at the District’s Payment Drop-Box (located at the District’s front building)
- Mailed and dropped off submissions must include the “Poster Contest Submission Form“
What are the Virtual Poster Art Contest Rules?
Artwork should be drawn horizontally (landscape), 12” X 18” or 8.5” X 11” in size (under/oversized artwork WILL NOT be eligible) and drawn on white poster board or white drawing paper (no lines).
Artwork drawn on 12” X 18” paper must have AT LEAST a one-inch white or blank border on all four sides. This is a graphics and framing requirement. Artwork must be drawn horizontally (e.g., oriented 16” horizontally and 10” vertical).
Bold, bright, brilliant colors show up the best. Students may use the following art media: crayons, markers, pencils, paints, watercolors, chalks, cut paper or fabric.
Artwork must be original (no traced, trademarked, or copyrighted characters, slogans, i.e. Snoopy, Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, etc.) No repeat artwork from past years.
Each poster must have a label affixed to the back of the poster with the student’s name clearly printed on the label.
Please view the following links for the complete Rules and Guidelines:
- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Rules and Guidelines
- 6th , 7th, and 8th (Middle School) Rules and Guidelines
- High School Rules and Guidelines
What happens after the posters are submitted?
The District’s Board of Directors judges the poster entries based on originality, color, complexity, and theme. Student winners will be contacted by email, followed by an invite to attend to the Virtual Awards Ceremony in May to receive special recognition.
The winning posters are also submitted to the Metropolitan Water District for further judging as entries in their calendar contest.
The winning posters are displayed on the District’s web site for the following year, along with group photographs of the winners.