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2021 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA evaluated the artwork for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s theme. Of the 224 poster entries received from youth in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, one winner was chosen from each of five grade divisions. In addition, the top 63 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art entry; with 1033 total online votes, a fan favorite was selected. All six winners will receive a $200 gift card and a water conservation goodie bag.

Theme: Love Our Water

 

The Winners for the 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

  • K – 2nd Grade: Grant Smith, Mountaintop Montessori, 2nd Grade
  • 3rd – 4th Grade: Ruby Buchanan, Mountaintop Montessori, 4th Grade
  • 5th – 6th Grade: Nora Neathery, Henley Middle School, 6th Grade
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Jane Friesen, Village School, 7th Grade
  • 9th – 12th Grade: Isabella Sorrentio, Albemarle High School, 12th Grade
  • Fan Favorite: Leilani Durrette, Henley Middle School, 6th Grade

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation, and four teachers were selected to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Ginnie Daugherty (Mountaintop Montessori), Julia Sapir (Tandem Friends School), Dana Snead (Henley Middle School), and Megan Greenwood (Venable Elementary).

Thank you to everyone that participated and supported the Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest! You all are making sure EVERY DROP COUNTS!

K – 2nd Grade Winner: Grant Smith, Mountaintop Montessori, 2nd Grade

K – 2nd Grade 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Winner: Grant Smith

9th – 12th Grade Winner: Isabella Sorrentio, Albemarle High School, 12th Grade

9th – 12th Grade 2021 Imagine a Day without Winner: Isabella Sorrentio

3rd – 4th Grade Winner: Ruby Buchanan, Mountaintop Montessori, 4th Grade

3rd – 4th Grade 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Winner: Ruby Buchanan

5th – 6th Grade Winner: Nora Neathery, Henley Middle School, 6th Grade

5th – 6th Grade 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Winner: Nora Neathery

7th – 8th Grade Winner: Jane Friesen, Village School, 7th Grade

7th – 8th Grade 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Winner: Jane Friesen

Fan Favorite Winner: Leilani Durrette, Henley Middle School, 6th Grade

Fan Favorite 2021 Imagine a Day without Water Winner: Leilani Durrette
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2020 Imagine a Day without Water Contest Winners

First we would like to thank all the youth that submitted artwork this year and the parents, guardians, and teachers that supported this contest. We had 120 amazing entries from youth in Charlottesville and Albemarle County; all of whom really showed us "What Water Means to Me". We also were excited to see 870 online votes to help us select our fan favorite winner!

Theme: What Water Means to Me

The winners for the 2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

  • K – 2nd Grade: Ruihan (Jennifer) Xue, Venable Elementary School, Grade 1
  • 3rd – 4th Grade: Claudia Van Clief, Peabody School, Grade 4
  • 5th – 6th Grade: Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick, Mountaintop Montessori, Grade 5
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Shoukufeh Alizada, Buford Middle School, Grade 7
  • 9th – 12th Grade: Emily Zhu, Albemarle High School, Grade 9
  • Fan Favorite: Vivian Foutz, Henley Middle School, Grade 6

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation and four teachers were selected to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Emily Hudson (Greer Elementary School), Brittany Kaufman (Red Hill Elementary School), Nicole Eyerman (Walker Upper Elementary School), and Kimberly Taylor (Village School).

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 7th – 8th Grade Winner: Shoukufeh Alizada2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 9th - 12th Grade Winner: Emily Zhu

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 1st - 2nd Grade Winner: Ruihan (Jennifer) Xue2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 5th – 6th Grade Winner: Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 3rd – 4th Grade Winner: Claudia Van Clief2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Fan Favorite Winner: Vivian Foutz