National Water Week poster winners

This year’s National Water Week poster competition showed off the talents and commitment of our local primary school children, with students creating posters to celebrate the week during remote learning.

This year’s theme ‘Caring for water and Country’, inspired many students to celebrate the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives.

Westernport Water staff look forward to helping pick the top three posters in each category every year. They choose posters that are not only amazing pieces of artwork, but they must also depict the theme of National Water Week.

This year’s top 3 winners took home gift vouchers from Turn the Page bookshop in Cowes.

In addition to the student prizes, all participating schools were entered in a random draw for $500 to contribute towards a sustainability project, purchase water efficient products or educational materials.

Due to restrictions, winners were announced via a video instead of at school assemblies. The video can be viewed on Westernport Water’s National Water Week webpage at any time.

Quotes attributed to Managing Director Dona Tantirimudalige.

“Water education is essential for everyone, but above all, we must teach the leaders of tomorrow how to protect our water by caring for the environment and using drinking water wisely.”

“This year’s theme “Caring for water and Country” aims to deepen our understanding of Australian First Nations people’s knowledge in protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years.”

“We were excited to receive approximately 80 entries from local students this year, despite the fact that they were all remote learning at the time. The artistic talent and water awareness shown was excellent and I congratulate our local schools, students and teachers on their participation and advocacy.”

“Congratulations to all of the students who have won prizes. I hope we will receive even more entries next year once you are all back in the classroom!”

“Congratulations to Newhaven Primary School who were the lucky winners of Westernport Water’s $500 school participation prize. We are excited to see how it will contribute to a more sustainable future.”


2021 NWW Poster Competition – Top three posters in each category


1st Place – Kai Nicolazzo – Newhaven Primary School

2nd Place – Frankie Hamer – San Remo Primary School

3rd Place – Kai Blundy – San Remo Primary School


Grade 1-2

1st Place – Ella Kallstrom – Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School

2nd Place – Zeally Effenberg – San Remo Primary School

Equal 3rd Place – James_Harry – San Remo Primary School

Equal 3rd Place – Kelsey Watson – Newhaven Primary School


Grade 3-4

1st Place – Braxton Johnson – Newhaven College

2nd Place – Asha Payne – San Remo Primary School

3rd Place – Asha Carter – San Remo Primary School


Grade 5-6

1st Place – Felix Maund – Cowes Primary School

2nd place – Maya Anderson – San Remo Primary School

3rd Place – Ethan Findlay – San Remo Primary School