Pennsylvania American Water and the Coatesville Youth Initiative have kicked off the “Protect Our Watersheds” photo contest to encourage young people to creatively illustrate the importance of protecting water resources.
Using Instagram, the contest is open to Coatesville Area High School Students in grades 9-12, and can serve as a classroom project or an individual submission from the student.
“We are excited to again partner with Pennsylvania American Water,” said CYI Executive Director Chaya Scott. “In addition to supporting our local watershed, they have been true supporters of many programs that benefit Coatesville youth, including the Brandywine Watershed Discover Day Camp and our Prescription Drop Box Initiative.”
Students’ photo submissions should reflect positive messages about why our watersheds are valuable and how we can protect them. As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the personal impact of watershed protection.
To enter, students are required to:
- E-mail their photo to CYI Development Director Lindsay Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos entered will be posted on the @COATESVILLEYOUTHINITIATIVE Instagram page.
- Follow @COATESVILLEYOUTHINITIATIVE and @PAAMWATER on Instagram.
- Use the hashtag #pictureyourwatershed when posting photos on personal Instagram pages.
The deadline for photo submissions is April 13. The winners will receive Wawa gift cards.
Click here to learn more about the photo contest.