National Water Week comp returns

St Joseph's Primary School pupils Xavier and Alex with their wonderful winning poster entries from last year’s competition. (Supplied)

Entries for this year’s National Water Week poster competition are open and Greater Western Water (GWW) is inviting local primary, kindergarten and early learning students to enter.

Students across Melbourne’s north west are encouraged to apply for the popular competition.

Last year, GWW received more than 800 entries from 35 schools and early learning centres, across five age categories, with three local students going on to win state wide prizes.

This year, students are being asked to design, draw or paint a poster that reflects this year’s poster competition theme, “Water for all, inspiring action” which highlights the important role water plays in bringing individuals and communities together.

First prize winners from GWW’s local competition will automatically be entered into the state competition, with winners announced during National Water Week in October.

GWW strategy and partnerships general manager Kessia Thomson said the competition serves as a great opportunity for students to learn about the value of water.

“We’ve seen some incredible entries over the years that promote water saving tips, highlight how water connects communities and the need to protect water as a precious resource,” she said.

“We encourage all local students to get on board this great competition again and do our area proud.”

Students can win a voucher of up to $100 for themselves or $500 for their school to spend on a sustainability project.

There are categories for each age range, from early learning and kindergarten to grade 6. Entries close on September 6.