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 earn 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,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American 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,”
To help educate Illinois American Water’s youngest customers, the company is partnering with the Value of Water Coalition on the second annual Imagine a Day Without Water event launched Thursday. All across the nation, events and activities will take place to highlight the important, and often taken for granted, role drinking water plays.
Participation in the art contest is easy. 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 illinoisamwater.com, in the “Learning Center” area of the site. Learn more about “Imagine a Day Without Water” here.
Winners of the art contest will be announced in November. Last year’s winning artwork can be viewed on the company’s Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.