Thirteen budding artists will be honored on May 16 by the Miami-Dade County Commission for being district winners of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) ninth annual “Every Drop Counts” poster contest.
Three of the students also were selected as statewide winners of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Drop Savers Contest.
Ninety five elementary schools submitted 2,540 entries — nearly 900 more entries than last year.
“This is a great opportunity to reach our youngest customers and partner with them to develop good water conservation habits,” said Lester Sola, WASD director. “The more people save water, the longer we will have this precious natural resource.”
Thirteen winning posters, one from each county commission district, were selected by a panel of judges based on three criteria: water conservation message, visual effectiveness and universal appeal and originality.
Each participating student received a D-Rop T-shirt — WASD’s Water Conservation mascot. The contest winners each received a sponsored swag bag that included tickets to local attractions such as the Miami Marlins, Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island and ZooMiami, as well as gifts from the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins.