Environmental education organization Sustainable Works, along with the city of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, are accepting submissions for the sixth annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Art Contest, open to all K-12 students who attend school and/or live in Santa Monica.

This year’s contest will raise awareness about Santa Monica’s water self-sufficiency plan and educate the community about water conservation. Students will investigate water conservation in Santa Monica through art, answering the question, “What does it mean to use water ‘Well?’”

Only original artwork will be accepted. Only one poster submission per student. Students may work in two-person teams but the prize will be shared. Posters must be hand drawn on white paper; bright colors are recommended but students may use anything to draw with except pastel chalk.

High school students may submit posters created in Adobe Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop or any other comparable design software. Poster dimensions must be 11 inches by 17 inches (landscape/horizontal). Include a name, school, grade, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail on the back of your submission. All entries will become property of the city of Santa Monica, which will hold publication rights for the winning entries. Entries may not be returned.

The Selection Committee will determine a series of winning entries in four categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, including a grand prize winner from each category. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity of idea and artistic expression as they demonstrate the themes of this year’s contest.

Deadline for poster submission is Friday, March 28 by 5 p.m.