Illinois American Water offers ‘Day Without Water’ student art contest

 

Illinois American Water is inviting third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms within the company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest.

Winning students will win their classroom a $100 donation. Artwork may also be featured in a future bill insert and other communication pieces.

“It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water. We need water to make a cup of coffee, grow fruits and vegetables, and manufacture nearly every product we use in our daily lives. We also need water to fight fires and for public health. While essential, few people understand the fundamental value of water and the systems that bring water to and from homes and businesses all day, every day,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.

To participate in the “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest, students are asked to draw a picture and write one sentence that describes what water service and a day without water means to them. Teachers can find instructions and materials online at www.illinoisamwater.com, in the “Learning Center” area of the site.

Learn more about “Imagine a Day Without Water” here http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/

Winner(s) of the art contest will be announced in November. Last year’s winning artwork can be viewed on the Company’s Facebook page here – http://tinyurl.com/hy4jfn4

By submitting an entry the student, teacher and school are agreeing to have the submission, including identification information like name, school, etc. to be used in Illinois American Water materials. All entries should be sent to External Affairs Manager, Karen Cotton, at 7500 North Harker Drive, Peoria, IL 61615 by Oct. 13. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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