Entries wanted for annual water-safety poster contest

Merced, CA. May 15, 2024 – Merced Irrigation District is inviting children between the ages of 6 and 12 to submit their best artwork for the Annual MID Water and Canal Safety Poster Contest. The contest is intended to promote awareness about the dangers of playing in and around open canals and other waterways.

The four top winners will receive two season passes to the Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park at Lake McSwain. Five runner-up winners will receive overnight camping passes to Lakes McClure and McSwain. Participants will have their artwork displayed in the MID lobby, and the winners will additionally have their posters displayed on MID’s social media sites.

Posters must be no larger than 11 by 17 inches and pertain to water and canal safety. All submissions are due to MID’s office by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31. MID is located at 744 W. 20 St. in Merced. The winners will be announced on Monday June 3.

Name, address, phone number, school, and age should be printed on the back of the poster.

For teachers and other educators, downloadable presentations can be found at www.MIDWaterSafe.com. 


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