This page contains information that students might find helpful when preparing their posters and essays. Good luck!
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 11, 2011. Early entries are encouraged.
What are the prizes?
All posters and writing entries must have a completed Student Label attached to the back of the entry. Labels should be taped or glued to the back of the entry (not paper clipped or stapled). If the label falls off, you can’t win.
You may enter on your own if you live in or attend a school located in the MWRA service area. You must include the student label on the back of your entry.
If you are in grades 3-8, you may enter both contests.
Your teacher will receive an e-mail to let him or her know if there are any winners in the class.
Your poster must be no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and no larger than 18 X 24 inches.
What makes a good poster?
For the poster contest, students are being asked to create a poster that illustrates the theme of "Water Conservation." Posters will be judged in three grade level categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
No, only individual work will be accepted.
No, posters can be any form of art you choose to express the topic. You can create a collage with pictures cut out of a magazine, you can use pieces of fabric or you can create a drawing using markers, crayons, paints, or charcoal. We are looking for unique and creative works of art.Posters must be no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and no bigger than 18 X 24 inches. Be sure to attach a student label to the back of your poster.
MWRA staff will select the strongest posters from the entries in each category. Then a panel of judges will score the posters on originality, clarity of message, creative and artistic use of materials, and quality of work.
What makes a good writing entry?
For the writing contest, students are being asked to write about "What a Clean Boston Harbor Means to Me." Entries will be judged in three grade level categories: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Writing entries may be written neatly in ink and can be no longer than two pages. Please use only one side of the paper and be sure to attach a Student Label securely to the back of your entry. Audio and video entries will not be accepted.
MWRA staff will select the best entries in each category. Copies will be given to a judging panel, who will first read and rate them and then meet to decide the winners. Writing entries will be judged on factual accuracy, creativity, originality and persuasiveness.
Only schools located in the MWRA Service Area listed below are eligible to participate in the Annual Poster & Writing Contest
Meg Tabacsko 617-660-7975
Updated January 6, 2011