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Drinking Water Week

May 5-11, 2024


The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) water department invites the whole family to celebrate Drinking Water Week (May 5-11, 2024). Families with younger kiddos can stop by the library all week to grab goodie bags filled with water crafts. Those with older students, get your pens out because students (grades 4-12th grade) are encouraged to write a short essay answering the question “Why is safe drinking water important to our community?”

Kids Activity Bags

Toddlers & Lower Elementary Friends
Pick up at Howard Miller Public Library
May 4-11

Student Essay Contest

4th-12th Grade Students
Submit Essay by May 3, 2024

Student Essay Contest

Topic: Why is safe drinking water important to our community?

Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be the original work of one individual (no collaborations)

  2. Entries must be legible and either typed or in pen on white paper

  3. Submissions will be judged on message, voice, creativity, and strength of writing

  4. Entries must include first and last name, grade, age, contact info (phone and or email), teacher’s name and school if applicable

  5. Any writing style may be submitted but is limited to 300 words or less.

  6. The contest is open to 4th-12th grade students living in Zeeland and the immediate surrounding areas (age categories for judging will be Grades 4/5, Grades 6/7/8, Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12).

  7. Entries must be submitted to their school, in the online form below, or by mail by Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

Winners will be contacted by Tuesday, May 7, 2024, and invited to stop by Zeeland BPW’s offices to pick up their prize. Parental consent is needed for a photo of winners. Winning entries will be published on the Zeeland BPW website. Entry into the contest permits us to share the essay along with the student’s first name and school.

Max. file size: 25 MB.

Questions? Call us at (616) 772-6212
or email info@zeelandbpw.com