Water is Life Traveling Art Lab & Student Art Contest

Water is Life Art Contest

The Water is Life Art Lab can visit your campus with free art materials and classes this spring!

Invite a West Basin science and art instructor to your 3rd - 12th grade classroom to explore the sources of Southern California's water supply, the technology behind producing drinking water and the wide range of water conservation devices that can help your student families save water!  Students can then create water conservation posters with a variety of art materials, explore cool and simple art techniques and receive helpful tips for creating award winning art to submit to the 2020 Water is Life Student Art Contest! 

The Water is Life Art Lab lesson is designed to take place over a two day period.  A one-hour assembly program can be conducted for 100 students on Tuesday mornings in January - February 2020.  Later that week, three Art Lab instructors can return to your school campus on a Thursday or Friday to conduct a one and a half hour art lesson in the classroom, serving up to three classes simultaneously.

For further program information, please contact West Basin Education Coordinator Janel Ancayan at (310) 660-6253 or JanelA@westbasin.org. For reservation requests, please indicate in e-mail the following: grade, school, number of students, and preferred dates (Tuesdays for the art assembly, Thursdays and Fridays for the art lesson).

Thank you to all students for submitting your art entries!

Over 500 art submissions were received this year, making the award selection challenging for our judges. Student contestants proved to be very creative in promoting water and conservation awareness. 

View the 2019 Award Winners

West Basin Directors and Program Sponsors with winning student artists from the 2019 “Water is Life” contest.

(Pictured left to right - top row) Estefany Polanco, Lauren Ha, West Basin Division III Director Carol W. Kwan, Steve O’Neill from the Law Offices of Olivarez Madruga Lemieux and O’Neill, Rachel Hong, Antoine Vuillermet of Suez North America (Suez), West Basin Division V Director Donald L. Dear, Amble Warble, Lorenzo Guidolin of Suez, West Basin Division I Director Harold C. Willliams, Zita Allen, Dominique Demessence of Suez, West Basin Division IV Director and Board President Scott Houston, Lauren Jung, West Basin Division II Director Gloria D. Gray, Elsa Rochelson, Doug Kamin, Tania Avalos. (Pictured left to right - bottom row) Daša Kvam, Emma Schleifer, Mily Dominguez, Ashley Benitez, Kyla Avalos, Dailynn Lewis.​

The grand prize winners received an iPad, stylus, $25 app store gift card and a top 10 list of art apps for kids. Honorable Mention awardees received an iPad and a top 10 list of art apps for kids. Thank you, student artists, for sharing your water stewardship voices!

The “Water is Life” Student Art Contest helps teach young people the importance of water conservation.  The contest is open to 3rd – 12th grade students attending schools located in the West Basin service area. 

Stay ahead of the curve and view a sample art contest application and guidelines to prepare for next year! Click here to find out if you're eligible to participate. 



Thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible!