Cam you capture water? Get snapping and WIN

Every Drop Counts - Children pointing to a bucket of water

‘Every drop counts’ by Elijah Firth – Dartmore Primary School, Australia (2010 Junior Winner)

Portraying the value of water through photography is vital in bringing water conservation to the forefront of people’s minds around the world and illustrating the importance of water. Images literally speak a thousand words, ‘zooming in’ on how precious water really is and rousing people to act.

Although you might think your photo is just a drop in the ocean, it could squirt you straight to the top for the chance to win a digital SLR camera and your photo to be used in international water conservation campaigns.

'Save Water: We are the key'

‘Save Water: We are the key’ by India Martin-Cogger – Peter Carney Anglican Community School, Australia (2010 Senior Winner)

Last year’s category winners successfully exhibited creative talent by capturing water conservation and efficient imagery. The 2011 savewater! awards® Photographic Competition is now open for entry to photographers of all ages across the globe. It is designed to recognise creative talent by capturing water conservation as the key focus, with three awards to be presented: Junior Student (up to 12 years old), Senior Student (13 to 17 year olds), and Open (general public).

If you are a budding photographer with an eye for capturing images of water saving, whether it is a snap shot of the kids playing under the sprinkler or a painstakingly created art form, send it in for your chance to help make a difference.


'Collecting Water'

‘Collecting Water’ by Avijit Bhakta – India (2010 Open winner)

So how can you get in on the action and snap up some great prizes? Simply take a photo that captures the importance of water and conserving it for the future, then visit to entre. Entries for the national 2011 savewater! awards® close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 8 August 2011. Good luck!

The photography competition is part of the 2011 savewater! awards®, to be held in November. Awards will be presented in nine categories, three of which will be open internationally, including the Water Utilities category for the first time.

To see all of last year’s photographic finalists, view the gallery at the savewater!® website.