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2020 Imagine a Day without Water Contest Winners

First we would like to thank all the youth that submitted artwork this year and the parents, guardians, and teachers that supported this contest. We had 120 amazing entries from youth in Charlottesville and Albemarle County; all of whom really showed us "What Water Means to Me". We also were excited to see 870 online votes to help us select our fan favorite winner!

Theme: What Water Means to Me

The winners for the 2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

  • K – 2nd Grade: Ruihan (Jennifer) Xue, Venable Elementary School, Grade 1
  • 3rd – 4th Grade: Claudia Van Clief, Peabody School, Grade 4
  • 5th – 6th Grade: Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick, Mountaintop Montessori, Grade 5
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Shoukufeh Alizada, Buford Middle School, Grade 7
  • 9th – 12th Grade: Emily Zhu, Albemarle High School, Grade 9
  • Fan Favorite: Vivian Foutz, Henley Middle School, Grade 6

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation and four teachers were selected to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Emily Hudson (Greer Elementary School), Brittany Kaufman (Red Hill Elementary School), Nicole Eyerman (Walker Upper Elementary School), and Kimberly Taylor (Village School).

K– 2nd Grade Winner: Ruihan (Jennifer) Xue, Venable Elementary School, Grade 1

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 1st - 2nd Grade Winner: Ruihan (Jennifer) Xue

3rd – 4th Grade Winner: Claudia Van Clief, Peabody School, Grade 4

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 5th – 6th Grade Winner: Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick

9th – 12th Grade Winner: Emily Zhu, Albemarle High School, Grade 9

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 9th - 12th Grade Winner: Emily Zhu

7th – 8th Grade Winner: Shoukufeh Alizada, Buford Middle School, Grade 7

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 7th – 8th Grade Winner: Shoukufeh Alizada

3rd – 4th Grade Winner: Claudia Van Clief, Peabody School, Grade 4

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 3rd – 4th Grade Winner: Claudia Van Clief

Fan Favorite Winner: Vivian Foutz, Henley Middle School, Grade 6

2020 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Fan Favorite Winner: Vivian Foutz
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2019 Imagine a Day without Water Contest Winners

The fifth annual “Imagine a Day without Water”  art contest invited students from throughout the City and County to illustrate how they “Only Use What You Need”.  Of the over 300 poster entries received from students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, one winner was chosen from each of four grade divisions. In addition, the top 40 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art poster; with over 1895 online votes, a fan favorite was selected. 

The winners for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest are:

  • 1st – 2nd Grade: Lucy Sutton, Burnley Moran Elementary, Grade 2
  • 3rd – 4th Grade: Timothy Choo, Baker-Butler Elementary, Grade 3
  • 5th – 6th Grade: Beatrice Mitchell, Crozet Elementary, Grade 5
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Emily Zhu, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 8
  • Fan Favorite: Manan Jani, Burley Middle School, Grade 6

In addition, teachers were encouraged to promote student participation and four were chosen to receive a $200 gift card to be used for classroom projects: Jaylen Crist (Crozet Elementary), Betsy Agee (Crozet Elementary), Sarah Healy (Greer Elementary), Lily Brookman (Jackson-Via Elementary).

2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 1st – 2nd Grade Winner Lucy Sutton 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 5th – 6th Grade Winner Beatrice Mitchell 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 3rd – 4th Grade Winner Timothy Choo 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest 7th – 8th Grade Winner Emily Zhu 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Fan Favorite Winner Manan Jani

2019 Imagine a Day without Art Contest Student and Teacher Winners with their art