Water For All art competition launched

Busselton Water chair Helen Shervington with Kate Melzner and her entry. Image Sophie Elliott.
Busselton Water chair Helen Shervington with Kate Melzner and her entry. Image Sophie Elliott.

‘Don’t be a drip, stop the tap’ is the message on 10-year-old Kate Melzner’s entry in Busselton Water’s Water for All art competition.

The competition will showcase the value of water to the Busselton community to reflect this year’s National Water Week theme, ‘Water for one, Water for all’.

The competition entries will be used to ‘skin’ a Busselton Water vehicle later in the year – so the artworks will be a permanent fixture around town.

All entries also have the chance of winning one of three $100 vouchers.

Busselton Water chief executive officer Chris Elliott said National Water Week was a reminder that the need for water was a commonality between everyone and it was a precious resource.

“National Water Week encourages us to think about how we use water and consider how we might do that better to ensure there will be enough for the future,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to enter by demonstrating through art and words, why you value water.”

Kate and her sister, Emma, have already submitted their Water for All art competition entries.

The St Mary MacKillop College Year 4 student said her message and entry was inspired by the droplet shaped template.

“The droplet made me think of a tap and how it drips,” she said.

“A lot of people forget to turn off their taps fully and it is just a waste of water – it is not being put to good use.

“Water helps me live, it feeds the crops and animals and I drink it.”

The competition closes on September 21.

To enter, visit busseltonwater.wa.gov.au, and download the Water for All template.