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Pint-sized Picassos to be honored for artistic talent designing Every Drop Counts Posters

Three students were selected as winners at a Statewide Competition

MIAMI (April 28, 2017)

Thirteen budding artists will be honored on May 16 by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for being District winners of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Ninth Annual Every Drop Counts Poster Contest. Three of these students were also selected as state-wide winners of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Drop Savers Contest.

Ninety-five elementary schools submitted 2,540 entries – nearly 900 more entries than last year.

“This is a great opportunity to reach our youngest customers and partner with them to develop good water conservation habits,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “The more people save water, the longer we will have this precious natural resource.”

Thirteen winning posters, one from each County Commission District, were selected by a panel of judges based on three criteria: water conservation message, visual effectiveness and universal appeal and originality.

Each participating student received a D-Rop t-shirt – WASD’s Water Conservation mascot. The contest winners each received a sponsored swag bag that included tickets to local attractions such as the Miami Marlins, the Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island and ZooMiami, as well as gifts from the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins.

To view the winning posters, as well as 26 honorable mentions, visit the online photo gallery.

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.