National Water Week is celebrated during October each year across Australia.

To celebrate National Water Week, we organise free events, competitions and activities for school students and members of the community. Water Week celebrations help raise awareness of the need to value and conserve water as a precious resource that brings life and prosperity to our region.

In 2018 we have the following competitions open to primary and secondary students: 

Competiton  Description  Requirements  Entry submission Closing Date
Create a Critter Students are to create a 3D model based on a real FRESHWATER macroinvertebrate. Any medium can be used, including craft and recycled items. Students must be registered for this competition by 1st August 2018. Entries are to be displayed in the school. GVW will visit the school during the last 3 weeks of Term 3 for judging. Entries must be displayed by 31st August. 
Writing Competition Students are to write a short story or poem that relates to the theme "Water for me, water for all". Stories are limited to 500 words. Poems are limited to 200 words. Entires may be submitted electronically or as a hard copy. Electronic entries must be in PDF or Word. Entries must be received by 10th September.
Photography Competition Students are to submit photos that relate to the theme "Water for me, water for all". Electronic entries must be at least 1MB in size. Hard copies are not to be framed or mounted. Limit of 5 entries per student. Entires may be submitted as a hard copy or electronically. Entries must be received by 10th September.

All entries must include the students Full Name, Year Level & School

Registrations for the Create a Critter competition can be made to

Writing and Photography entries can be submitted to:

Water Week Competition
C/O Goulburn Valley Water
PO Box 185, Shepparton 3632

or email:

Competition winners will be announced during National Water Week, 21-27 October 2018

(Entries are submitted with the understanding that they may be copied and reproduced by GVW)