City of Santa Ana
Youth Water Poster Contest

Submissions are now closed for the 2024 Youth Water Poster Contest. All entries will be evaluated by our panel of judges and the winners will be announced no later than May 18, 2024. We thank you for your interest and participation in this year's contest!

The City of Santa Ana’s Annual Youth Water Poster Contest is only open to youth ages 5-18 residing or attending school 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 PS5, Macbook Air or gift certificate!

2024 Theme: "H2O Heroes: We Save Water"

(Each entry must include the 2024 Entry Form attached to the back of the poster. Entries that do not adhere to all poster specifications will be disqualified.)


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 Thursday, March 28, 2024 to:

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

For Teachers

We encourage you to utilize this educational activity in your classroom curriculum with students. Please download the teacher’s packet here for all the information needed to instruct students on the contest rules and guidelines. Also, our 2024 Activity Book contains fun activities you can share with your students to make the contest not only fun but also educational.

Teachers who are interested in participating can email us at to order materials and free activity books for their classroom as well as parental forms that can be sent home with students.

In appreciation of teachers who actively encourage student participation, we are holding two special drawings to win a $200 gift card for teachers who:

  • Email us for more information about the Youth Water Poster Contest and/or who order materials and art supplies for their classrooms by February 29
  • Attend the Youth Water Poster Contest Exhibit and Awards Reception on May 18, 2024. A special invitation to this event, where winning students will be honored by City Officials, will be sent to teachers whose students participate in the contest.

Activity Books | Educational Poster

2024 Activity Book

The 2024 Activity Book is filled with fun facts, coloring pages, mazes, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and more ... all which help students learn about smart water use habits and ways to conserve water in their daily lives. Be sure to download the 2024 Activity Book

For more fun, you can download these Activity Books too!

2023 Activity Book for Kids

2023 Activity Book for Teens

2022 Activity Book

2021 Activity Book

2020 Activity Book

2019 Activity Book

2018 Activity Book

2017 Activity Book

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 call (714) 647-3500 or email