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Water Education School Contests

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Cobb County Water System (CCWS) and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) partnered on the waterSmart program  in 2005 and conduct three  contests annually to give students at all grade levels an opportunity to learn about water conservation and the value of water.

  1. Coloring Book Contest with elementary school students
  2. Calendar Contest with middle school students
  3. Photography Contest with high school students

CCWS, through the Metro North GA Water Planning District, also provides students with the opportunity to participate in two competitive creative programs: middle school essay contest and high school video contest.

In addition, we encourage students to participate in the Georgia Project WET Georgia River of Words poetry and art contest and Georgia Wildlife Resources Division Give Wildlife a Chance poster contest.

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Adventures with Tappy Turtle Coloring Book Contest

The Artist Challenge invited fourth and fifth grade students to draw Tappy Turtle, Cobb Water System’s water conservation mascot, demonstrating water conservation tips. The challenge received over 300 entries from 7 participating schools. The Adventures of Tappy Turtle 2023 coloring book will be distributed throughout the community and is available for free download at Winning artists were also honored at an evening reception on Monday, January 23, 2023.

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Click here to download this year's coloring book.
(Click here to download last year's coloring book.)

2023 Tappy Coloring Book Group lined up for a picture

waterSmart waterArt Calendar Contest

waterSmart congratulates the winners of the 13th Annual waterSmart waterArt calendar contest.  6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students were invited to create a 2-D work of art that answered the question "How is water important to me?"

waterArt Calendar Collage of ten paintings for 2023

High School Photography Contest

The Cobb County Water System (CCWS) and the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) announce the opening of the 4th Annual waterSmart High School Photography Contest.

This contest invites high school students enrolled in Cobb County and City of Marietta School Districts to enter a photograph in one of 6 categories: Water at Play, Water at Work, Water in Nature, Water and People, Protecting Water, and Conserving Water. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2023. Twelve winning entries will receive a cash prize and are created into notecards that are distributed throughout the county.

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