Lead the Charge

Join Us for the 2023 Student Art Calendar Contest

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) has partnered with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to find student artists in Burbank to give us their vision of why water is vital to our community.

Deadline: July 1st, 2022

Prizes for Winning Submissions

Locally - BWP will judge three categories (K-5th grade) (6-8th grade), and (9-12th grade). BWP will choose 1st -3rd place winners from each category to move on to MWD for final judging.
Two gift cards will be awarded at each grade category, one for the student and one for their teacher!
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Regionally - MWD will select 37 winning pieces of art to be featured in the 2023 “Water is Life” print calendar and MWD digital library. Selected artists will be recognized and honored.

Theme

The 2022 student art calendar contest theme: “Water is Life,” relates to the stewardship and conservation of our precious natural resource, water. Artwork should have a water-saving theme and depict wise and efficient water use by homes, schools, and businesses in the community.
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How to submit your artwork

  • Digital submissions only.
  • Email digital art file to Austin Bushur at BWPConservation@burbankca.gov
  • Please include the Art Information Card and Student Artwork Rights/ Parent Approval Form with your submission
  • Please retain any original artwork as pieces may need to be scanned at higher quality for the calendar

2022 Elementary Student Winners

First Place

Enzo Kirwan

Enzo Kirwan, Third Grade, R.L. Stevenson Elementary

Second Place

Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel, Fifth Grade, Emerson Elementary

Third Place

Tegan Raftery

Tegan Raftery, Fifth Grade, Emerson Elementary

2022 Middle School Student Winners

First Place

Emily Unten

Emily Unten, 6th Grade, Dolores Huerta Middle School

Second Place

Athena Varlokostas

Athena Varlokostas, 7th Grade, Village Christian School

Third Place

Sophia Martinez

Sophia Martinez, 8th Grade, Luther Burbank Middle School

2022 High School Student Winners

First Place

Lauren Olsen

Lauren Olsen, 9th Grade, John Burroughs High School

Second Place

Nana Bhambi

Nana Bhambi, 10th Grade, John Burroughs High School

Third Place

Shane Blancard

Shane Blanchard, 10th Grade, Burbank High School

Thanks to All the Students that Participated in the 2022 "Water is Life" Student Art Calendar Contest

BWP partnered with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to find student artists and supporting teachers in Burbank to give us their vision of why water is so vital to our community. The winning submissions won prizes from BWP and may be featured in the 2022 MWD Student Art Calendar.

37 total entries will be selected by MWD to be featured in the 2022 “Water is Life” print calendar and MWD digital library.