Spring is in full swing and so are annual contests at Helix Water District.

Our contests are a fun way for us to connect with our customers, recognize their achievements and to promote water stewardship to the next generation. We have four contests open to our customers this spring – consider entering today!

Water is Life Poster Contest

Entries Due: Friday, April 30

,tudents in grades K-8 who live or attend school within Helix Water District’s service area are invited to enter the 2021 Water is Life poster contest. The contest encourages students to draw posters highlighting the importance of using water efficiently and include a short water conservation message.

Prizes are awarded to winning posters within each grade level category. First, second and third place winners in each category will be given $75, $50, and $25 respectively, and winning posters may also be featured in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2021 Calendar.

For contest rules and how to enter, please see the flyer and submission form links below.

2021 Helix Water District Poster Contest Flyer

2021 Helix Water District Poster Contest Submission Form

Scholarship Contest

Entries Due: Friday, May 7

Need money for college? Each year, Helix Water District offers two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will begin their university studies the following fall. Applications are due May 7 for the Dr. Lillian M. Childs Scholarship and the Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship, which both provide $1,000 to help with freshman year expenses. Our scholarship committee reviews each applicant’s grades, extracurricular activities, volunteer and work experience, academic and career goals, and financial need.

To be eligible, high school seniors must graduate this spring and attend a four-year college or university next fall. Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in Helix’s service area, which includes the cities of Lemon Grove, La Mesa and El Cajon, the community of Spring Valley, and unincorporated areas of the county.

 2021 Helix Water District Scholarships Flyer

 2021 Helix Water District Scholarship Application

WaterSmart Landscape Contest

Entries Due: Friday, May 14

The annual WaterSmart landscape contest recognizes Helix customers for their beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscapes. The contest winner will receive a $250 grand prize to the nursery of their choice. To enter, simply take a few photos of your water-efficient landscaping, share why you installed your landscaping, the types of plants you have and some of the benefits you see.

We would love to hear your story and help inspire others. For more information and to enter, visit the contest website: https://landscapecontest.com or contact us at 619-667-6226.

Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest

Entries Due: Monday, May 31

The Lake Jennings spring photo contest shares the beauty of our reservoir with the local community. Contest participants can get a free day pass to access, explore and photograph the scenic reservoir located in Lakeside. The contest is open to photos taken at Lake Jennings between March 1 and May 31, 2021.

This year’s contest theme is Life at the Lake. Photos can capture any aspect of the lake including camping, fishing, lake vistas, wildlife and wildflowers. The district will award prizes in two divisions, adult and youth. First place winners in each division will receive $150, second place winners will receive $100 and third place winners will receive $50.

For a complete set of contest rules and how to visit Lake Jennings, visit http://www.lakejennings.org/photo-contest/.

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