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A photo of water is worth a thousand words and maybe some prizes

MIAMI (March 27, 2017)

Did you know that you could live a month without food, but no more than a week without water? Have you ever stopped to consider how essential water is to your daily life? If not, consider grabbing your camera or smart phone and snapping a shot to celebrate the importance of nature’s best thirst quencher and how it impacts your life for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Second Annual Drinking Water Week Photo Contest.

Photos do not need to be of professional quality and all ages are encouraged to enter. Submissions may be sent in beginning today through April 21. Submissions must be sent to WASD through the department’s social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – by posting the photo with the hash tag #miamidadewater.

The winning photo will be featured in WASD’s 2018 Drinking Water Week advertisements, as well as other departmental marketing campaigns. The winning photographer will also receive a water conservation kit, which includes a rain barrel and water efficient showerhead. Second and third place winners will also receive water conservation kits and be featured in departmental marketing campaigns.

Judging criteria includes the following categories:

•Relevance to the Theme – Does the photo demonstrate how water is essential?
•Originality – Is the photo original, innovative and creative?
•Quality of Presentation – Is the photo presented nicely and neatly? Was the photo process thought out? Observe every detail.
•Story Telling Impact – Does the photo tell a story?

The winner will be announced on Monday, May 8, during Drinking Water Week. 

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the department’s website.