Water Poster Contest
Each May, in conjunction with National Drinking Water Week, more than 1,000 local elementary students let their creative juices flow to promote water conservation in our community. It's all part of the City's annual Drop Savers Poster Contest, offered by the City of Tallahassee's Underground Utilities. The increasingly popular competition and related Energy Smart Plus (e+) activities help encourage water efficiency and natural resource protection.
A total of 132 winners from 35 local fourth-grade classes received recognition at an award ceremony at Lincoln High School this year. The top five overall winners also received special commendation from Mayor John Marks during a televised City Commission meeting.
Best overall designs of 2011 from the Leon County School District were: Jackson Knight, First Place, Gilchrist Elementary (Ms. Dunn); Taeyoung Lee, Second Place, Gilchrist Elementary (Ms. Poll); Jane Crlenjak, Third Place, Desoto Trail Elementary (Ms. Purvis); Cattie Li, Honorable Mention, Hawks Rise Elementary (Ms. Temples); Mariama Janneh, Honorable Mention, Pineview Elementary School, (Ms. Rose).
Cosponsored by Your Own Utilities and the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, the contest helps raise awareness about water conservation and natural resource preservation. It is just one of the City's many e+ programs and services designed to help customers save energy, water and money.