Gippsland › Latest news › East Gippsland Water

Winners of regional National Water Week poster competition 2023 celebrated by East Gippsland Water

East Gippsland Water announces the regional National Water Week poster competition winners, including Laila from Wild Cherry Primary School winning both regionally and statewide in the new Early Learning/Kindergarten category.

By news@gippsland - 16th October 2023 - Back to News

East Gippsland Water is very excited to announce the winners of this year's regional National Water Week poster competition, with three out of the five category winners also claiming state-wide nods. The Early Learning/Kindergarten category was introduced for the first time this year, and Laila from Wild Cherry Primary School in Bairnsdale was the winning entry state-wide and regionally with her cute poster based on the theme 'United by Water'.

Grade 3 - 4 - Winner, Stella - save water

Grade 3 - 4 - Winner, Stella - save water

Outstanding student achievements

Maizie from Swan Reach Primary School also created an amazing poster, which won the Prep/Foundation category in the region and the state, another fantastic achievement. The other regional category winners are:

  • Grade 1-2, Cambell from Buchan Primary School
  • Grade 3-4, Stella from St Mary's Primary School, Bairnsdale
  • Grade 5-6, Grace from Bairnsdale Primary School

Grace also impressed the state judges and received second place in the State Grade 5-6 category. Congratulations and well done to Grace.

Community appreciation statement

East Gippsland Water Executive Manager Customers, Community and Communications, David Radford said: "We really appreciate the involvement of 14 schools from across East Gippsland in this year's competition. We received 287 fantastic entries across the five categories incorporating this year's theme 'United by Water'.

"Water plays a very important role in all of our lives, and in bringing individuals and communities together, and we are inspired by the children who are learning about the importance of water at an early age and its environmental significance. We are proud to have been involved in the National Water Week Poster Competition since 2010.

"Involving 11 other water corporations from across Victoria and supported by the Victorian government and the Australian Water Association. We are also very proud of all of our winners and participants, who surprise us each year with their imagination and talent," Mr Radford said.

Grade 5-6 - State 2nd Place and Regional Winner, Grace - united by water

Grade 5-6 - State 2nd Place and Regional Winner, Grace - united by water

Runner-ups acknowledged

Additional congratulations to the runners up:

  • Early Learning/Kindergarten - 2nd Place Caprice and 3rd Place Ruby both from Paynesville Uniting Kindergarten
  • Prep/Foundation - 2nd Place Ben, Marlo Primary School and 3rd Place Charlotte, Swan Reach Primary School
  • Grade 1-2 - 2nd Place Esther St Mary's Primary School Bairnsdale and 3rd Place Dylan from Bairnsdale Primary School
  • Grade 3-4 - 2nd Place Layla and 3rd Place Natalie both from Bairnsdale Primary School
  • Grade 5-6 - 2nd Place Taylah, Swan Reach Primary School and 3rd Place Luke, Bairnsdale Primary School

East Gippsland Water Managing Director Steve McKenzie presented the winners with their prizes during National Water Week 16-19 October 2023 at The Hub in Bairnsdale. All participants will also receive a participation certificate.

Pictures from East Gippsland Water website.


Published by:

Edit this news article

Baw Baw Bass Coast Cardinia East Gippsland Latrobe City South Gippsland Wellington
© 2001-2024 Print this page | Subscribe to Newsletter | Feedback / Inquiries | Login
Care has been taken in compiling the component parts of this website. However, does not warrant or represent that the website is free from errors or omissions, that the qualifications claimed by an advertiser are valid or that the published details of any advertiser are as stated on the website. Please review the full statement of our Terms and Conditions of Service and disclaimer.