After much deliberation, the City of Brighton has selected its winners for the inaugural Water Conservation Poster Contest:
First place - Ximena Rico Estrada, fifth grader at Foundations Academy
Second place - Keelyn Beddo, fifth grader at Foundations Academy
Third place - Cieanna Wollert, fifth grader at Foundations Academy
Honorable Mention - Mackenzie Garza, fifth grader at Foundations Academy
Of the more than 50 entries, the four winning posters exemplified the spirit, creativity and messaging of the importance of water conservation.
“Each entry demonstrated different aspects of the need for conservation with such color and creativity that it made it quite difficult to choose the winning designs,” said Marc Johns, Interim Director of Utilities. “It shows us that the youth in our community really understand the importance of conservation.”
The winners will each receive a gift card (first place $100, second place $50, third place $25 and honorable mention $25). City Council will be recognizing the winners at the May 17 meeting inside Council Chambers. The first place poster will be printed and displayed throughout the city, and each submission is featured on the city’s website on the Water Conservation Poster Contest page.
About the contest:
In February of 2022, the City of Brighton launched the inaugural Water Conservation Poster Contest to encourage youth to showcase the importance of water conservation through their creativity. Brighton elementary school students grades K-5 were invited to participate. Posters were judged based on creativity, relevance to theme, legibility and adherence to guidelines (i.e. original artwork, no glitter or stickers, etc.). Learn more about the contest here.