Youth Water Poster Contest

The City of Santa Ana’s annual Youth Water Poster Contest is open to all youth ages 5-18 residing in Santa Ana. The contest provides an opportunity for young people to become more aware of different water topics through artistic expression.

Winners receive an award and a Nintendo Switch, iPad or gift certificate!

Theme: Imagine A Day Without Water


ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 4 PM ON FRIDAY, January 31, 2020.

For Parents/Guardians

If your student wishes to participate in the contest, please download the Poster Contest Flyer and Poster Contest Rules and Entry Form above. Poster artwork must be delivered in a flat, sturdy box or tube by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 to:

  • City of Santa Ana
  • Water Resources Division
  • 215 South Center Street
  • Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • Attn: Youth Water Poster Contest

For Teachers

Teacher’s packets are being delivered to each SAUSD school administrator for distribution. Packets are available for each classroom (elementary grades) and for each art teacher (middle/high school grades). You can download the teacher’s packet here.

If you wish to incorporate the poster contest into your classroom curriculum, please see the resources listed below. Also, our 2019 Kids Activity Book contains fun activities you can do with your students to make the contest not only fun but also educational. You can order free activity books for your classroom by contacting Robert Hernandez at (714) 647-3341 or via email at

In appreciation to teachers who encourage student participation, we are holding a special drawing for teachers with 8 or more student entries from their classroom. The drawing for a $200 gift certificate from Art Supply Warehouse will take place at the Youth Water Poster Contest Exhibit and Awards Reception in March 2020.



Activity Book | Poster
City of Santa Ana

2019 Kids Activity Book

This 20-page activity book is filled with facts, coloring areas, fill-in-the-blank slots, word searches and word scrambles that help students learn about the value of water in their daily activities and community. 

You can download the activity book here.

The Water Cycle Poster

Water as a renewable resource is depicted in this 36×24 inch color poster. Water is renewed again and again by the natural hydrologic cycle where water evaporates, transpires from plants, rises to form clouds, and returns to the earth as precipitation. To order your free copy, please contact Robert Hernandez at (714) 647-3341 or via email at