The Inland Empire Utilities Agency offers a “Water is Life” Student Art Poster Contest annually. Using the theme “Being water-wise is…” students in Grades K-12 in IEUA’s service area are invited to create an art poster depicting various water uses, ways to use water more efficiently, or water conservation topics.

Recommended topics include:

  • Inside or outside of the home or school
  • In the environment (nature)
  • In agriculture
  • In business & industry
  • In recreation
  • Use of drought-tolerant plants
  • Use of efficient irrigation systems

Submissions is CLOSED for 2024/25 entries! Please contact Hazel Ceron at for more information for future contests.

IEUA received so many creative posters for the 2023/24 “Water is Life” contest and would like to thank everyone for their submissions. In December 2023, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) selected two winners from IEUA’s service area. Congratulations to our two winners: Summer Ibarra (1st grade/Liberty Elementary) and April Miscioscia (10th grade/Upland High School). We look forward to seeing the submissions for 2024/25.