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Water Art Invitational

The Water Art Invitational is a unique vehicle for raising awareness about the value of clean water and engaging students in environmental stewardship. The competition is one of the many ways the Service Authority partners with the Prince William County Schools and an excellent of example of why it was named their 2018 Community Partner of the Year.

2020 Water Art Invitational

Students in grades 9-12 attending public, private, and home schools in Prince William County are encouraged to enter the 2020 Water Art Invitational by visually depicting this year’s theme of “Water Connects Us All” using painting/drawing, computer graphics, photography, and – new this year – mixed media. Artists may submit up to one piece per category for a total of four submissions. Winning pieces will be displayed in Service Authority facilities, and winning students will receive cash prizes.

Key Dates:

  • Classroom presentations available from October 16, 2019 through January 27, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. ​
  • Awards Ceremony: Thursday, March 12, at 6:45 p.m. Gallery doors open at 6:00​ p.m.

Classroom Presentations:

Classroom presentations about the Water Art Invitational are available from October 16 through January 27, 2020. These presentations last 15 to 20 minutes and include a briefing about competition requirements, entry categories, prize levels and examples of previous winning submissions. If you are a high school art teacher and would like to receive a classroom presentation about the Water Art Invitational given by a Service Authority representative, please click here or email outreach@pwcsa.org to sign up.

Rules and Entry Forms:

Entry forms and artwork labels are now available. Students who enter the competition should focus on the theme while creating their entries. Judges will evaluate entries based on their relevance to the theme and demonstrated artistic ability. 


2019 Water Art Invitational Slideshow