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2022 Water Art Invitational

The Service Authority invites all Prince William County high school students to compete in this year's Water Art Invitational. This art competition recognizes talented student artists who illustrate the value of water as an indispensable natural resource. Winning students and their teachers will receive cash prizes. Winning artwork will also be displayed in Service Authority facilities and featured in next year's Water Art Invitational wall calendar.

Students in grades 9 through 12 who attend public, private and home schools in Prince William County are eligible to enter the 2022 Water Art Invitational. Participants are asked to visually depict this year’s theme, “Our Most Precious Resource,” using painting/drawing, computer graphics or photography. Student artists may submit up to one piece per category for a total of three submissions.

All student artwork must be submitted online following the instructions in the entry forms below. Winning entries will be announced during an awards ceremony on March 10, 2022. This ceremony will be virtual or in-person, depending on COVID-19 protocols.

Key Dates:

  • Virtual classroom presentations available from November 15, 2021, through January 21, 2022
  • Artwork Submission Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. Submit pieces and registration forms via email to outreach@pwcsa.org
  • Awards Announcement: 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Classroom Presentations:

Live and pre-recorded virtual classroom presentations about the Water Art Invitational are available from November 15, 2021, through January 21, 2022. These 15- to 20-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 from a Service Authority representative, please click here or email outreach@pwcsa.org to sign up. We strongly encourage art teachers to sign up for a live or pre-recorded presentation so their students understand the details of the 2022 Water Art Invitational.

Rules and Entry Forms:

For rules and entry forms, please click here.


2021 Virtual Water Art Invitational Awards Ceremony