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NWW Poster




About National Water Week

Each year, National Water Week (21 – 27 October 2024) makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities, and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.

2024 Theme: Water for all, inspiring action

This year, National Water Week is all about inspiring changes to help our water and our planet. We all know that water is super important, especially when the weather is changing a lot. So, we're joining hands to make sure we have enough water for the future. We want to do things now that will make a big difference later. Let's work together to make sure our water stays clean and plentiful for everyone, now and in the future!

Students can digitally design, draw or paint a poster that demonstrates the changes they can make to ensure there is always water for all.


Entries will be judged locally and winners announced during National Water Week.

Winning entries in each category will represent the GWMWater region in the National Water Week state poster competition.

Early learning / Kindergarten Prizes (individual and collaborative entries accepted)

1st prize (individual) – $200 for Early Learning Centre and a prize valued over $100 for the winning student

1st prize (collaborative) - $200 for Early Learning Centre and a GWMWater merchandise gift pack for each student

Primary School Prizes for each category (individual entries ONLY accepted)

1st prize – $400 for the school to spend on a sustainable project and the winning student receives a prize valued at over $100

All students will receive a participation certificate and 2025 calendar.

Outstanding poster entries will also receive an honourable mention certificate and a GWMWater merchandise pack.

Judging criteria

Winners will be chosen by:

  • How well does the poster communicate relevant water-related issues and the NWW theme?
  • How attractive does it look from a distance?
  • Have art materials been used effectively?
  • Does the poster use innovative imagery, design or concepts?

Entry conditions

Entries are invited in five categories:

  • Early learning and kindergarten (Individual and group artwork accepted)
  • Foundation
  • Years 1 and 2 (Individual only)
  • Years 3 and 4 (Individual only)
  • Years 5 and 6 (Individual only)

Any medium, from paper to digital, can be used.

Any art material and digital technology can be used, including paint, textas, coloured pencils, collage materials, original photographs & digital graphics.

Group artwork will only be accepted for in the ELC and kindergarten category.

All other categories; only one student per artwork.

Entries close 5 pm, Friday 6 September 2024.

Entries must be submitted via the dedicated GWMWater web portal.

To enter visit

Please contact Shelly Stockdale, Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator, for further information via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Proudly supported by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action.



2024 National Water Week Calendar 

We've created a 2024 calendar featuring the 2023 competition winning posters.
Download your free copy here (National Water Week Calendar 2024) or get in touch with us to have a hard copy posted to you.


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