Kildare Schools Poster Competition

The aim of the competition is for individual students to design an A3 poster which best illustrates the theme: My Favourite Waterbody. The theme was chosen to highlight the connection people have with their favourite river/ lake/ or beach. The poster can be a combination of words and illustrations or just illustrations. Posters must have the name and class of the student on the reverse side of the poster (see Terms & Conditions below) and we would like to know why the artist loves this particular waterbody so please feel free to include a few lines in pencil on the back.

Why Should Your School Get Involved
• Students get a chance to showcase their favourite waterbody and why it’s special to them.
• It is a chance for schools and community groups to develop connections and assist each other in their environmental efforts.
• Winning students receive a voucher and the overall winners’ schools receive €100 for their schools.
• This is an action schools can carry out as part of their work on the Green-Schools Water theme: Step 6 Informing and Involving.
• This is an action schools can carry out to celebrate World Water Day, March 22nd
• Taking part can contribute to maintenance of water theme actions for schools that have
already received the water flag.

There are three categories for entry:
1. Pre-School (ECCE)/Afterschool/Junior Primary (Infants – 2nd class ages)
2. Afterschool/Senior Primary (3rd – 6th class ages)
3. Secondary School (1st – 6th year)

One overall poster competition winner will be selected from each poster category (a total of 3
overall winners). One runner-up winner will be selected from each poster category (a total of 3
runner up winners). Also, the overall winners’ schools will each receive a monetary prize.

Prize Fund
• Each of the 3 Runner-up winners will be awarded a student prize of a €25 One4All voucher.
• Each of the 3 Overall poster competition winners will be awarded a student prize of a €50 One4All voucher.
• The schools of the overall winners will also win €100 for their schools’ environmental actions.

Terms & Conditions
1. Number of Entries: The maximum amount of poster entries permitted for shortlisting per school is 10 per category. These should be shortlisted by a local community group and a max of 4 from each category sent to your Community Water Officer.
2. Shortlisting: A local community group should be involved in shortlisting the potential posters and a max of 4 final entries should be sent to your local Community Water Officer in Kildare.
3. Poster Size: Posters must be single-sided and A3 in size.
4. Personal Details: All poster competition entries must include the following information printed clearly on the reverse of each poster: a. Student’s Name; b. Class/Year; c. Name and address of School. A few lines on why the student loves this particular waterbody can also be included.
5. School’s Details: Entries should be accompanied by contact details for the student’s teacher (name, phone number and email address) for correspondence purposes.
6. Postal Address: Entries should be submitted by post or dropped off to the following address: Ruth Gaj-McKeever, Community Water Officer, Level 6, Water and Environment, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F.
7. Closing Date: Entries must be received at the above address by 4pm, Wednesday 20th of March 2024.
8. Notification: Winners will be notified on World Water Day, March 22nd, by either post/telephone/email.
9. Judging: An independent panel of judges will select the winning entries. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
10.Returns: LAWPRO is unable to return any entries to schools.
11.Publicity: Winners may be asked to take part in competition publicity including being photographed by the media (See Privacy, Data Protection and Consent).
12.Eligibility: The competition is open to all students in Kildare schools.
13.Entry to the competition constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of theseTerms & Conditions.

Privacy, Data Protection and Consent
We take our responsibilities in relation to protecting your data seriously. We require your consent
to hold your data, by entering a poster into the competition you are consenting to this.
Winning posters may feature in the following areas:
• Local or national media
• Publications or on a website
• Reports or promotional material including social media
All personal data that Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) may use will be collected,
processed and held in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data
Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). We will only use this information in relation to your entry to the
“My Favourite Waterbody” poster competition and will not use it for any other purposes
whatsoever. Your personal information will be retained for as long as is required for the purposes
outlined above.