ANNAPOORANI AMARNATH AWARDED GRAND PRIZE IN THE 2023 LIVERMORE WATER CONSERVATION ART CONTEST
LIVERMORE, CA (April 25, 2023) - Ten Livermore students were recognized in this year’s Livermore Water Conservation Art Contest at the April 24th Livermore City Council Meeting. This contest is an annual competition for Livermore’s K – 12th-grade students to create original artwork that explains the importance of water conservation.
“This year’s contest theme was California Water: Back to its Roots, which was designed to challenge students to learn about the beauty and water-saving power of California native plants. We were delighted to receive more than 50 submissions covering a wide range of grade levels and artistic mediums,” said Anthony Smith, City of Livermore Water Resources Division Manager.
The grand prize winner of this year’s competition was Annapoorani Amarnath, an 8th grader at Mendenhall Middle School, whose colored pencil illustration highlighted our state flower – the California poppy.
During the presentation, honorable mention awards were also presented to:
- Sarina Mehta, Lawrence Elementary School
- Neil Vaishampayan, Rancho Las Positas Elementary School
- Sai Gayathri Penugonda, Mendenhall Middle School
- Gwyneth Gozum, Mendenhall Middle School
- Joanna Susan Subu, Junction Avenue K – 8 School
- Anna Divin, Junction Avenue K – 8 School
- Cole Gable, Livermore High School
- Ella Eaton, Our Savior Lutheran School
- Talia McKenzie, Homeschool Student
Artwork from all ten finalists can be viewed online at https://bit.ly/2023LivArtContest and in-person at the Livermore Chamber of Commerce, located at 2157 First Street, throughout the month of May in celebration of “Drinking Water Awareness Month”.
To learn more about the Livermore Water Conservation Art Contest, visit www.livermoreca.gov/contests.
Photos courtesy of the City of Livermore. Photo #1: (Left to Right) Livermore Mayor John Marchand, grand prize winner Annapoorani Amarnath, Cal Water Livermore District Manager John Freeman, and Zone 7 Water Agency Board President Sarah Palmer.
Photo #2: “California’s Pride: Golden Poppies” by Annapoorani Amarnath received the grand prize in the 2023 Livermore Water Conservation Art Contest.
ABOUT LIVERMORE’S WATER AGENCIES
Zone 7 Water Agency treats and manages water supplies for eastern Alameda County, including the city limits of Livermore. Drinking water service is provided to Livermore by its water retailers – California Water Service (Cal Water) and Livermore Municipal Water.
City of Livermore: Natalie Croak, (925) 960-8144, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 7 Water Agency: Alexandra Bradley, (925) 454-5048, email@example.com
California Water Service: John Freeman, (925) 447-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org