NEW JERSEY – Entries are now being accepted for New Jersey American Water’s first annual Protect Our Watersheds art contest. The contest is open to fourth grade students in schools served by New Jersey American Water, as well as to students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their creativity to express the importance of protecting natural water resources.
Locally, NJ American services the following locations: Bay Head, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, and Plumsted, as well as portions of Brick, Freehold, Howell, Lavallette, and Toms River.
“This contest demonstrates New Jersey American Water’s commitment to environmental education and watershed protection,” said Cheryl Norton, President of New Jersey American Water. “Our children are the next generation of environmental leaders. By engaging students on the importance of watershed protection in refreshing and creative ways, we can help ensure that our planet will be protected for generations to come.”
New Jersey American Water encourages teachers to promote the art contest as a fun and imaginative way to draw students’ attention to protecting and preserving the state’s watersheds. As part of their entry, students must also submit a brief narrative about the personal impact of watershed protection.
This year marks the first Protect Our Watersheds art contest for New Jersey American Water. The company is eager to make the contest an ongoing branch of its community engagement and environmental education programming.
All entries must be postmarked by November 20, 2020. Three winners will be selected and all entrants will receive a water bottle and certificate of recognition.
For full contest details, visit newjerseyamwater.com/newsandcommunity.