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2021 Virtual Water Art Invitational

Program Overview

The Service Authority's Water Art Invitational is designed to raise awareness about the value of clean water and to engage students in environmental stewardship through artistic expression. The competition is one of the many ways the Service Authority partners with Prince William County Schools and encourages students to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

The 2021 Water Art Invitational will be a fully virtual competition in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and distance learning. Artwork submissions, judging and the awards announcement will take place electronically. Entries will be viewable on an online art gallery platform.

Prince William County students in grades 9-12 attending public, private, and home school programs are encouraged to enter the 2021 Water Art Invitational. Participants are asked to visually depict this year’s theme, “The Power of Water,” using painting/drawing, computer graphics, photography or mixed media. Artists may submit up to one piece per category for a total of four submissions.

Once the Service Authority announces the winning pieces, we will contact those students to provide their original artwork for display at Service Authority facilities. Winning students and their art teachers will receive cash prizes.

Key Dates:

  • Virtual classroom presentations available from November 13, 2020 through January 22, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Awards Announcement: Thursday, March 11

Classroom Presentations:

Live and pre-recorded virtual classroom presentations about the Water Art Invitational are available from November 13, 2020, through January 22, 2021. These brief 15- to 30- minute presentations include information about competition requirements, entry categories, prize levels and examples of previous winning submissions. If you are a high school art teacher in Prince William County and would like to receive a virtual classroom presentation given by a Service Authority representative, please click here or email outreach@pwcsa.org to sign up. Given the new format of the competition, we strongly encourage all art teachers to sign up for a live or pre-recorded presentation.

Rules and Entry Forms:

Please click here to download the submission guidelines and entry forms for the 2021 Virtual Water Art Invitational. Note that the forms are fillable so that they can be filled and sent electronically.