2017 Poster & Video Contest Results

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and of its 1st Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest. DWS received beautiful poster artwork from 770 students from kindergarten to 8th grade and several creative and inspiring videos from Maui County high school students. The panel of volunteer judges and DWS staff were impressed by the talent displayed by our youth through their drawings and videos.

The theme of this year’s poster contest is “By Water All Things Find Life”. Submitted artwork was judged based on three criteria: water conservation message, originality, and visual effectiveness (neatness and creativity). Winners will receive various prizes such as backpacks and water bottles. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured in the 2018 DWS Water Conservation Calendar, on the county website at www.mauiwater.org and will be on display on the 5th floor of the County Building for one year.

The theme of this year’s video contest is “Keep Our Water Clean & Pure”. Submitted videos were judged based on the following criteria: originality of content and concept, quality of video and audio, how well the video addresses the theme of source water protection and water quality, and whether or not community organizations were featured in the video. Winners will receive electronic prizes. Winning entries will be displayed on the County of Maui Department of Water Supply website at www.mauiwater.org.

The award ceremony for both contests will be held jointly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 2:00 pm on the 9th Floor of the County Building, Kalana O Maui.

DWS would like to extend a sincere mahalo to our panel of poster contest judges: Brad Forsythe, a professional artist, Christine Lamb, a retired teacher, and Donna Borge, former Program Operations Supervisor at Pu`u Kukui Watershed Preserve.

Congratulations to the following Poster Contest Winners:


First Place: Zailin Lavoie, Kilohana Elementary School
Second Place: Robin Beck Macklin, Haiku Elementary School
Third Place: Malu Menelau, Haiku Elementary School
Honorable Mentions:  Kihana Namahoe-Galiza, Haiku Elementary School
Destiny Perry, Hana High and Elementary School
Claire Olsen, Haiku Elementary School

GRADES 1 & 2

First Place: Hi’iaka Hinau-Needham, Grade 1, Waihe’e Elementary School
Second Place: Aene Kapule Valdez, Grade 2, Emmanuel Lutheran School
Third Place: Sha’Kea Paleka-Freeman, Grade 1, Makawao Elementary School
Honorable Mentions: Fynn Bortz-Zapparoli, Grade 1, Waihe’e Elementary School
Malia Puaa-Castillon, Grade 1, Makawao Elementary School
Maui Lind, Grade 2, Hana High and Elementary School

GRADES 3 & 4

First Place: Karisa Bayudan, Grade 4, Sacred Hearts School
Second Place: Bazel Potratz, Grade 4, Kamehameha Schools of Maui
Third Place: Makana Tanner, Grade 4, Boys & Girls Club- Lahaina
Honorable Mentions: Kellee Yi, Grade 3, Kamali’i Elementary School
Danica Opupele, Grade 4, Lihikai Elementary School
Ashlyn Sumibcay, Grade 4, Lihikai Elementary School

GRADES 5 & 6

First Place: Alyssa Mateo, Grade 5, Kamehameha Schools of Maui
Second Place: Manolo Rick Ruiz, Grade 5, Kahului Elementary School
Third Place: Sophia Salvador, Grade 6, Kihei Charter Middle School
Honorable Mentions: Paulina Rivera, Grade6, St. Anthony Middle School
Daisy Queirolo. Grade 6, Kihei Charter Middle School
Mikaela Tirona, Grade 6, St. Anthony Middle School

GRADES 7 & 8

First Place: Benjamin Lolesio, Grade7, Sacred Hearts School
Second Place: Sofie Scott, Grade 7, Lahaina Intermediate School
Third Place: Paloma Banto, Grade 8, Lahaina Intermediate School
Honorable Mentions: Moses Ligot, Grade 8, Maui Waena Intermediate School
 Alexis Nordblom, Grade 7, Sacred Hearts School
 Marinel Villanueva, Grade 8, Maui Waena Intermediate School

Congratulations to the following Video Contest Winners:

Placement: Video Title High School/Students
First Place: Water Protection Superhero Kihei Charter School
  Alexander Austin
  Jordan Lyon
  Austin Hutto
  George Dugas
  Tristan Riley
Second Place: Warrior Water Wahine (Clean Water) Kamehameha Schools Maui
  Skye Murakami
  Kylie Murakami
  Hiwalani Naho`olewa
Third Place: Source Water Protection Lahainaluna High School
  Noelani Villiarimo
  Angelei Shulman
  Ruby O’Donnell
  Kealani Villiarimo
Honorable Mention: West Maui Mountain Watershed Partnership
Protecting Water Through Our Forests
Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
  Jacquelyn Grimes
  Courtney Tagay
  Rhea Chung
  Devyn Yarbrough

Mahalo to all of the students, teachers and parents for your support of our water conservation and source water protection programs.

2018 Water Poster Conservation Calendar

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Water Poster Conservation Calendar:

2018 Water Cover