GRANTS PASS – For more than 40 years, the City of Grants Pass and the American Water Works Association have celebrated Drinking Water Week - a unique opportunity for communities to come together and recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. As part of the annual celebration last year, the City of Grants Pass created a Drinking Water Week Poster Contest.
This year, more than 60 local students submitted original artwork focused on the theme: “There when you need it.” Artwork was submitted in four categories: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Entrants were allowed to use cratons, colored pencils, markers, pens, or watercolors on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper.
Entries were judged based on creativity, originality, and relevance to theme. Thirteen winners were selected to receive $100 prizes. Winners and their artwork received special recognition at the May 5 city council meeting and will also be featured on city social media platforms throughout the month of May, and in the June issue of the city’s official newsletter, GP Now.
This year’s winners include Jameson Sparlin and Ivy Elseth (Grade 1); Violet Rose, Melina Reynoso-Flores, and Abigail Driskell (Grade 3); Calum Yarrish and Evelia Guerrer (Grade 4); Annika Pelissier and Mila Johnson (Grade 5); Peerada Gerber (Grade 6); Kylah Patton (Grade 7); Jordin Decker (Grade 8); and Sherry Findley (Grade 11).