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Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, education providers, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

It's an exciting time again for primary school students to get creative for National Water Week's Poster Competition.


The National Water Week theme for 2021 is 'Water in the Garden'. 

This National Water Week GWMWater is encouraging primary-school aged students to put their water saving hats on and show us how they use water efficiently in the garden!

Students from around the Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee regions are invited to design posters for a chance to win $400 for their school and a prize valued at $100 for themselves.

The prizes will be presented to the five winning students during National Water Week in October. All students will receive a participation certificate and outstanding poster entries will receive an honourable mention. Phil the Bucket may also be available to visit participating primary schools!




  • Prep / Foundation
  • Grades 1 and 2
  • Grades 3 and 4
  • Grades 5 and 6
  • Special Education

Competition Entry Checklist


Want to get involved or have any questions on the competition? Email Breanna Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1300 659 961 during business hours.


 How can you encourage students to be water wise in the garden both at home and school?

  • Use a leak-free, hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle at any time.
  • Use manual or automatic water systems between 6 pm and 10 am any day.
  • Use water features that recirculate the water.
  • Don’t hose hard surfaces including paths, concrete, decking, driveways, etc.
  • Choose hardy/drought proof plants and lawns if possible.
  • Water your garden for longer rather than often. This helps plants to develop deeper roots and better drought tolerance.
  • Use mulch to reduce water loss from evaporation.
  • Remember to turn garden taps off! 


Take a look at our previous competition winners! 

Aria Brennan

GWMWater Special Education

Special Education
Donald Primary School

Aaliyah Carlsen
State Level - Third Place

GWMWater PrepFoundation

St Patrick's Primary School, Stawell

Scarlett Mitchell

GWMWater Grades 1 and 2

Grades 1 and 2
Minyip Primary School

Hugo Funcke
State Level - Third Place

GWMWater Grades 3 and 4

Grades 3 and 4
Donald Primary School

 April Godkin
State Level - Second Place
GWMWater Grades 5 and 6

Grades 5 and 6
Donald Primary School


Leo Albrecht

Leo Foundation Halls Gap Primary School Copy Copy

Halls Gap Primary School

McKayla Donnellan

McKayla Donnellan Grades 1 and 2 Underbool Primary School Copy Copy

Grades 1 and 2
Underbool Primary School

Zoe Tegelhuter 
State Level Runner Up
Zoe Tegelhuter Grades 3 and 4 Minyip Primary School Copy Copy

Grades 3 and 4
Minyip Primary School


Ruby Wilson

Ruby Wilson Grades 5 and 6 Murtoa P 12 College Copy Copy

Grades 5 and 6
Murtoa P-12 College



More information about National Water Week is available on the Australian Water Association website.


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