World Water Day - What Does Water Mean to You Photo Contest NGRREC is partnering with Swarovski Waterschool to put on a photography contest to celebrate UN World Water Day. This art contest is open to all local students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The theme of this art contest is “What Does Water Mean to You.” Water means different things to different people. How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment? Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and worsening climate change impacts. Tell us your stories, thoughts and feelings about water through your artwork. Join in and show everyone what water means to you. Contest Rules This contest is open until Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. There will be three winners in each of the following grade categories: K-3, 5-8, and 9-12. The winners will receive a prize and a certificate. Photography pieces will be highlighted on NGRREC’s social media accounts throughout the week (March 22-26th). They will also be highlighted on the city of Alton website to promote sustainability. Students will submit their artwork electronically to NGRRECEducation@lc.edu. The submission needs to include the student’s name, grade, age, hometown and title of the artwork. A short paragraph about “What Water Mean to You” is required with submission (no required length).