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2018 Water Art Invitational

The Water Art Invitational (WAI) is an annual art contest hosted by the Prince William County Service Authority that is open to all high school students enrolled in public, private and homeschools located in Prince William County. Students must articulate themes related to safe, reliable drinking water as an indispensable and convenient resource that millions of people rely on every day through the artistic mediums of painting/drawing, photography and computer graphics.

The theme of the WAI 2018 is "Water Helps Everything Happen"

Students who intend to submit artwork for the contest are strongly encouraged to remain mindful of the theme while considering and creating their entries. Judges for the competition apply as much weight to demonstrated artistic ability as to clear comprehension and interpretation of each year’s established theme when scoring the submissions.

Teachers and students can download Rules and Entry Forms and Artwork Entry Labels, which must be completed and submitted for each entry, as well as a flyer that can be printed and posted within schools (with the proper permissions) to help promote the event. 

PDF iconWAI 2018 Rules and Entry Form

PDF iconWAI 2018  Artwork Entry Labels

PDF iconWAI 2018  FAQ

WAI Informational Video

To see winning artwork from last year’s Water Art Invitational, please click through the slideshow below.


All artwork MUST be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Absolutely no exceptions will be made for late submissions.

Contest winners will be announced at the WAI 2018 Awards Ceremony on:

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Service Authority Main Lobby
Raymond Spittle Building
4 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192.

For more information or to schedule an in-person classroom visit from a Service Authority representative, please contact our Community Relations and Outreach department at outreach@pwcsa.org or (703) 335-8944.