Poster Competition

Our 2022 Poster Competition is now closed.

National Water Week | Primary School Poster Competition

South Gippsland Water marks National Water Week (NWW) each year by running a poster competition for local Primary Schools within our service area. The competition provides a great opportunity for students to put their artistic creativity to the test by creating a colourful A3 poster.

This year, we are inviting our local primary school students to explore their own water stories and individual connection to water. By looking to the past, present and future, we want students to reflect on what WATER means to them.

    • Students – Your story could be of a favourite watering hole, beach to walk along, or a shoreline to surf. Maybe it’s sitting quietly by a river, walking through a rain forest or just drinking that first glass of water in the morning. What ‘springs’ to mind when you hear the word WATER?
    • Teachers – this is a great activity for the classroom in the lead up to National Water Week (17 – 23 October 2022).
    • Parents – this is a fun and engaging activity to do with your child.

Poster entries categories

Entries are invited in FIVE categories:

  • Foundation/Prep
  • Grade 1 & 2
  • Grade 3 & 4
  • Grade 5 & 6
  • Students with additional learning needs

Key Dates

  • Entries close: Friday 2 September 2022
  • Winners will be announced during National Water Week, 17 – 23 October 2022

School prize – Local competition

All participating schools go in a random draw to win $500 for a sustainability project, purchase of water efficient products or educational materials.

Student prizes – Local competition

South Gippsland Water will award a First, Second and Third place prize for each of the 5 categories above.

  • First place – art supply package
  • Second place – art supply package
  • Third place – art supply package

Entries will be judged by South Gippsland Water staff. Posters will be judged against this year’s theme and the judging criteria outlined in these guidelines below.

Winners will be presented their prizes during National Water Week (which runs from 18-24 October 2021).

Entry conditions

  • Poster size must be A4 or A3 (preferably in landscape format).
  • Any medium, from paper to digital, can be used
  • Any art material and digital technology can be used, including paint, textas, crayons, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photographs and digital graphics
  • Uploaded files are limited to 20MB
  • Image files should be in .JPG or .PNG formats
  • Group artwork will not be accepted (only one student per artwork)
  • Each student can only enter once
  • Have fun with it!


Winners will be chosen by:

  • How well does the poster communicate relevant water-related issues relative to the theme described above
  • How attractive does it look from a distance? (Hint – make sure your writing is not tiny and can be read clearly from a distance!)
  • Have art materials been used effectively? (Any art material and digital technology can be used, including paint, textas, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photographs & digital graphics)
  • Does the poster use innovative imagery, design or concepts?
  • Can the poster be reproduced as an official poster to promote National Water Week?
  • Is the poster size A3? (or A4 and we can double its size to A3)
  • It’s appearance: attractively displayed in colour?
  • Is the poster original in design?

How to enter

This year we will be accepting entries via our new online digital upload website! Simply:

1) Click the button below to go to the competition upload site

3) Enter your postcode to find South Gippsland Waster’s local competition page

4) Carefully read the Entry Conditions, Judging Criteria and tips for uploading a Poster

5) Upload your poster (.JPG or .PNG formats accepted)

6) Fill in your details

7) Submit your entry!

For questions or queries, please email