WATER AWARENESS MONTH 2019 Student Poster Contest

April 5, 2019


Celebrate and explore your creativity in support of Water Awareness Month by participating in this year’s 29th Annual 2019 Student Poster Contest.

Anaheim Public Utilities invites all 1st through 12th grade students, attending a public or private school located in Anaheim, to express their creativity and inspire the community to save water.

This year’s contest, themed “Water is Life,” aims to help raise awareness of everyday water usage. Deadline is April 5, 2019.


  • Win a trophy and be recognized by Angels Baseball at a pre-game ceremony on the field

  • Have your artwork featured on Anaheim’s bottled water label

Deadline to Submit:  Friday, April 5, 2019


Each of these selection criteria MUST be followed in order for the artwork to qualify for judging by Anaheim. Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING

Students in 1st–12th grade that attend any public or private school located in Anaheim are eligible to submit a poster. There is a limit of one poster per student. Each grade level will be judged separately based on originality, use of color, and appropriateness of the theme and water conservation message. Two posters from each grade level will be selected.


  • Artwork must be 12” X 18” or 8.5” x 11” in size and drawn on WHITE poster board or WHITE drawing paper. (Oversized/undersized artwork WILL NOT be eligible)
  • 12” x 18” artwork must have AT LEAST a one-inch white or blank border on all four sides.
  • Artwork must be drawn HORIZONTALLY. (Vertical artwork will not be eligible.)
  • Artwork must depict various water uses and/or wise water use:
    a. inside or outside of the home or school;
    b. in industries or businesses;
    c. in the environment (nature);
    d. in agriculture; or
    e. in recreation
  • “Water is Life” is the overall theme. A “short” water message must be written on the artwork (but, not necessarily the words Water is Life). The fewer words written, the better.
  • Words must be spelled correctly! Please remind students, teachers and parents/family members to check spelling and punctuation. Posters with misspelled words will not be selected.
  • Bold, bright, brilliant colors show up the best! Students may use the following art media: crayons, markers, pencils, paints, watercolors, chalks, cut paper or fabric.
  • Artwork must be ORIGINAL (no traced, trademarked, or copyrighted characters and slogans, i.e. Snoopy, Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, etc.) Please, NO repeat ideas of artwork from past years.
  • Posters should depict each student’s original work and “truly” be the hands-on work of each student, realistically representing the age, grade and developmental skill level of each student. Teachers and parents should only assist with spelling and punctuation.
  • If you feel that any artwork is “questionable” in that regard, please do some background work with the student’s teacher before you submit it to us. Anaheim reserves the right to question or disqualify any artwork that is clearly not the work of the student based on their age and grade level.
  • The following information MUST BE TYPED onto a 4X6 card or piece of paper and TAPED to the back (center) of each entry:

* Student’s First & Last Name * Teacher’s Name and Email Address * Student’s Grade Level * School Name & Phone Number * City of Anaheim * School District


Entries should be carefully mailed or hand-delivered to: (Do not fold or roll the artwork)

City of Anaheim, West Tower Attention: Water Conservation Poster Contest 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 8th Floor Anaheim, CA 92805

Entries may also be dropped off at MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim. 92805 Hours: Wed – Sun • 10 am – 5 pm


Entries must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, April 5, 2019. Questions? Contact us at trashart@muzeo.org

This organization and its activities are not related to or sponsored by the School District.


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In 1906, The Anaheim City Chamber of Commerce recognized the city’s need for a formal public library building. Up to this time, the city only had a book subscription service including a small selection of books housed in the back of a local general store.By 1907, the Chamber of Commerce had acquired a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie’s office. The land necessary to construct the Carnegie Library building was purchased for a fraction of its regular cost at $2,400. The money to purchase the corner lot was raised by 75 local residents who deeply believed in the benefits of a public library for the flourishing city.

The Carnegie Library was designed by Los Angeles architect John C. Austin, with the final designs approved in early 1908. These final designs presented a building in a Classic Revival Style, which was commonly chosen for Carnegie-funded buildings. The red clay tile roof however was chosen as a nod to local history and classic Spanish design.

The Anaheim Library would not have evolved as it did without the dedication of passionate Anaheim citizens. During its time as a Public Library, the Carnegie Library building was lifted up by its librarians, whose careers lasted a remarkably long time. Head librarian Elizabeth Calnon and children’s librarian Elva Haskett served the library and Anaheim community for much of their lives, supporting the Public library throughout its significant growth.

As the city of Anaheim developed and the population increased, the small Carnegie Library was no longer capable of housing the ever-growing collection of books and the demand for library services. In response to this, the city opened a new Central Library nearby in 1963. After the transfer of libraries had been completed, the Carnegie Library was left vacant for three years before housing the city’s Personnel Department.

The Carnegie Library became a historical library, research center, and museum in 1978 and was officially recognized on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

The historic building has undergone renovations as the years passed and ADA laws were enacted. 1985 saw the addition of an elevator, support structures, new plumbing, and new electrical systems.

Mark Hall-Patton was a crucial force in the development of the Anaheim Museum, laying the groundwork for the Carnegie Library to become a thriving museum space for the community. He was the museum’s first employee in 1984 and became the Anaheim Museum’s first director. As the first director, Hall-Patton finalized the museum’s agreements with the city and raised funds to help the museum flourish.

Another driving force in the Anaheim Museum’s history is Mildred “Midge” Taggart. She worked tirelessly to acquire and preserve antiques and symbols of Anaheim’s history until they could be safely housed in a museum.

The Anaheim Museum, which had been residing in the historic Carnegie Library for decades, was replaced by Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in 2007. The city saw this building as the perfect site for Muzeo due to the building’s rich history of community involvement and education, both core elements of Muzeo’s mission.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center complex exhibits in both the historic Carnegie Library as well as a new main gallery building, built in 2007. While the majority of the galleries now primarily display artworks rather than artifacts, the Carnegie Library still exhibits a collection of artifacts rooted in Anaheim’s History, spanning from prehistoric times to the modern era.

Today, Muzeo stands as an integral part of the Anaheim community, seeking to bring together our local communities and ensure the accessibility of the arts and education.

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