Water good prize to win

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Geographe Education Support students Duke Briggs, Hydro, Tate Margetts, Busselton Water acting chief executive Tracey Bishop and Kobey Reely.
Camera IconGeographe Education Support students Duke Briggs, Hydro, Tate Margetts, Busselton Water acting chief executive Tracey Bishop and Kobey Reely. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Local artists are being encouraged to enter a book-cover art competition.

One lucky winner of the Busselton Water contest will have their artwork published on the cover of a limited-edition children’s book and win a $250 voucher.

The book will be published during National Water Week next month and showcase the Australian Water Association’s national theme “Re-imagining our Water Future”. The book will address the issues of climate change, access to groundwater and a waterwise future.

While the cover art will be the contribution of a local community member, school students have been tasked with the challenge to illustrate the inside story.

Busselton Water Acting chief executive Tracie Bishop said the competition was a great opportunity for the community to get involved in a learning resource that will teach the younger generation about the importance of water.

“We’re asking the local community to enter our National Water Week book cover art competition, to help us tell the story of why saving water is so important,” She said. “Even if you’re a novice, we’d love you to have a go.”

All entries will go into the draw to win a $100 voucher, with the cover art winner receiving a $250 voucher in addition to a copy of the book with their published cover artwork.

“Climate change has had a real impact here in the South West, with reduced rainfall and reduced recharge into our groundwater resources, especially the Yarragadee where the majority of our water comes from here in Busselton,” Ms Bishop said. “We believe it’s important to raise awareness of these issues through educational resources like this book.”

The competition closes midday on Monday, September 28.

For details, including how to enter, visit busseltonwater. wa.gov.au or call 9781 0500.

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