Helix Water District’s WaterSmart landscape contest and Lake Jennings spring photo contest are open and actively seeking entries. If you enjoy the beautiful blooms of spring, green vegetation and perfect weather, then right now is a great time to enter for a chance to win prizes.

Through these two contests, Helix Water shares the beauty of Lake Jennings and water-efficient lifestyles with the 277,000 people we serve. Your contest entry can inspire others and make lasting changes for our community. We encourage you to enter in one or both contests this year.

WaterSmart Landscape Contest

Entries Due: Friday, May 13

The annual WaterSmart landscape contest recognizes Helix customers for their beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscapes. We would love to hear your story and help inspire others. This year’s 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. For more information and to enter, visit the contest website at landscapecontest.com or contact us at 619-667-6226.

Backyard garden patio with patio chairs and shrubs
Winner of Helix's 2020 WaterSmart Landscape Contest

Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest

Entries Due: Tuesday, 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, 2022.


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 lakejennings.org/photo-contest.

Shows lake with sun setting over hillside and green grasses


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