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2018 Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest

WELCOME to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 32nd annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. Second through twelfth grade students attending public, independent, charter or parochial schools (or homeschooled) in New York City and East and West of Hudson Watersheds are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflects an appreciation for our shared water resources.

To get started, use the links below to review the submission guidelines and themes for the 2018 program:

DEP’s Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest complements STEM  and the humanities, as it relates to various aspects of water and the environment. It is also aligned with New York State Learning Standards and New York City Performance Standards for elementary, middle and high school students, and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.

To view student entries from our previous art and poetry contests, go here.

For more information about the 32nd annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest, please contact the education office at or 718-595-3506.

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