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Governor's Water Conservation Contest for elementary students
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To help some of Georgia’s youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor’s Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
“I believe that awareness of the water conservation effort has the potential to spread throughout Georgia’s younger generations the way that the campaign for seatbelt use did years ago,” Perdue said Wednesday. (Nov. 14) “Soon our kids will be teaching their parents and grandparents new methods for conserving water.”
The contest challenges students in third through fifth grades to develop a unique water conservation plan for their community by describing their proposed project in an essay and drafting a budget for implementation of the project.  
The implementation of the plan must cost less than $2,000 total to be considered and students can work on the essay and budget as a class, grade or project by all participating grades. The principal of each school will choose one winner to submit to the governor for consideration.
All entries must be received by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement by Dec. 6.
The governor will bring together judges to read submitted proposals and select the winning plan for implementation. The contest winner will receive a $2,000 prize to be used to carry out the conservation plan in the community.
Home Depot is sponsoring the contest and will participate in the award ceremony.
An email with full contest guidelines will be sent to principals and superintendents throughout the state.
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