OUC Recognizes 2018 Water Color Project Winners

Apr 27, 2018

Painting a brighter future through water conservation

2018_wcp_calendar_coverORLANDO – OUC recently honored 30 Orange County Public School students for the 2018 Water Color Project. Blending art with education, local students use their creative talents to promote conservation and appreciation of one of our most precious resources – water.

The project, which drew more than 1,700 entries from 33 schools, includes a calendar art contest for elementary students and a rain barrel painting contest for middle and high school students. OUC employees judge the artwork and winners are recognized in April during Water Conservation Month.

The winning entries are:


  • Calendar Cover
    • Title: Never stop learning how to use water wisely.
    • Student: Madelyn H., 5th Grade
    • School: Stone Lakes Elementary
  • January:
    • Title: Water make the world glow.
    • Student: Hannah M., 4th Grade
    • School: Hillcrest Elementary
  • February:
    • Title: The choice is yours.
    • Student: Sara J., 5th Grade
    • School: Hillcrest Elementary
  • March:
    • Title: Water is like a paint brush for the Earth, it keeps it beautiful! Don’t waste it.
    • Student: Mia H., 5th Grade
    • School: Endeavor Elementary
  • April:
    • Title: Protect our spectacular new day.
    • Student: Edwin T., 4th Grade
    • School: Hillcrest Elementary 
  • May:
    • Title: Save water one person at a time.
    • Student: Shayanne R., 4th Grade
    • School: Endeavor Elementary 
  • June:
    • Title: Turn the faucet off to save water.
    • Student: Luna P., 5th Grade
    • School: Endeavor Elementary
  • July:
    • Title: Never ending dream of water.
    • Student: Kayla P., 4th Grade
    • School: Hillcrest Elementary
  • August:
    • Title: If the Earth needs water, so do you. So save it.
    • Student: Donato H., 5th Grade
    • School: Bay Lake Elementary
  • September:
    • Title: There is water now, but later there will be no more. Don’t waste it!
    • Student: Ava K., 4th Grade
    • School: Endeavor Elementary
  • October:
    • Title: Save water from wasters!
    • Student: Russell W., 5th Grade
    • School: Stone Lakes Elementary
  • November:
    • Title: Don’t let our water slide away.
    • Student: Rumiyu Y., 5th Grade
    • School: Stone Lakes Elementary
  • December:
    • Title: A beautiful horizon is in your future.
    • Student: Sophia A., 4th Grade
    • School: Hillcrest Elementary

Rain Barrel:

  • Best Overall – Maitland Middle School
    Students: Ryan H., Zoe T., Nika F., Kaia L.
  • Most Creative Theme – Ocoee High School
    Students: Mackenzie S., Christelle L., Paulina W., Karina M., Jennifer L.
  • Best City of Orlando/Orange County – Maitland Middle School
    Students: Ava K., Phi D., May D., Peyton H.
  • Best Florida Theme – Union Park Middle School
    Students: Dylan G., Angelica C.
  • Best Water Conservation – Jones High School
    Students: Asya M., Zoe H.
  • City Art Factory’s Choice – Ocoee High School
    Students: Mackenzie S., Christelle L., Paulina W., Karina M., Jennifer L.

OUC is committed to protecting Orlando’s vital water supply and teaching young people about the value of water will help them grow into environmentally conscious adults.  Since the program began 12 years ago more than 23,000 students from 72 schools have participated.

Download the 2018 Conservation Calendar

About the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida and 14th largest municipal in the country. OUC provides electric, water, chilled water and/or lighting services to 375,000 customer accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.