Infographic Contest (Grades 6-12)

Chino Basin Water Conservation District educates our community about where our water comes from and why it is important to conserve this valuable resource. We are always looking for creative new ways to teach our community about our water resources and need your help!  

Create and submit infographics (What's an Infographic?) to communicate what happens when you "follow the drop."

Grades 6-12 and individual students within the District’s boundaries are invited to participate in the District’s Infographic Contest. Visit our website for the District’s service area map to verify your eligibility. Any type of multimedia entry is welcomed. Students can win a $100 check and $250 of educational supplies for their classes!

Make sure to submit your infographic by February 9, 2018!

Need help with your entry? We're offering two student workspaces on 1/20 and 1/27 where our education staff will provide content, materials, and feedback to support students' entries. 

Contest Prompt

What happens when rain falls on your yard, schoolyard, or neighborhood? Does it soak in and infiltrate into the ground or does it runoff into the streets? Once rain hits the ground or a building, we call it stormwater. If stormwater infiltrates through the soil, it can become groundwater. Create an infographic that shares a story about stormwater in your community by answering one or many of the questions listed below. Review attached resources and do your own research to educate others on what you find most interesting using a Infographic.

  • When and where does stormwater occur? How has stormwater in our region changed over time?
  • How do impervious and pervious surfaces impact our watershed?
  • How does stormwater impact you? Our watershed? Our ecosystems?
  • How much does stormwater help to recharge our groundwater supplies?
  • How can we prevent stormwater pollution? What are some local examples of solutions to stormwater pollution? 

Infographic Contest Guidelines


  • One entry per person. 
  • Each entry must incorporate at least two datasets or citations. 
  • Entries that use copyrighted artwork will be disqualified. 
  • Spelling counts! Carefully review your work for spelling and grammatical accuracy. Entries with mistakes will be disqualified.
  • If submitting work on paper, canvas size can be up to, but no larger than, 11” x 17”. Video submissions may be up to one minute long. 
  • Include identifying information with entry or it will be disqualified. Indicate the student’s full name, grade, school, and teacher’s name and email address.  If submitting as an individual, include parent’s name, home address, email address, and phone number. 
  • All submissions become the property of Chino Basin Water Conservation District and will not be returned unless arrangements are made in advance to pick up the artwork from the District.  CBWCD reserves the right to use any submitted artwork and the name, school, grade, and image of the student for public relations use, including but not limited to display of the original or copies as posters for exhibit events and reproduction of copies on promotional items. In submitting their artwork, the student and their parent/guardian releases and holds harmless the Chino Basin Water Conservation District for any and all responsibility or liability related to the artwork and understand that no compensation will be paid for the artwork.


  • Submit in person or by mail to our offices (4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763).  
  • Submit pre-counted entries to our offices no later than 4 PM on February 9, 2018.  
  • If mailing, entries must be sent in with the tear-away sheet in the Infographic Contest Guidelines and postmarked by February 9, 2018 to be considered. 
  • Email any digital or video entries to 


  • The Education Committee will select five finalists from each category by the beginning of March. Teachers will be notified once finalists are announced.  
  • Community voting to select the winners from the finalists will start online at by the beginning of March and there will be in-person voting at the Winter Open House on March 20th.  
  • See Infographic Contest Guidelines for selection criteria. 


  • One winner will be selected from grades 6-8, and one winner will be selected from grades 9-12. Winners will receive a check for $100. Teachers of these winning students will receive a $250 gift card for art and educational supplies, if the class has 10 or more entries.   
  • Teachers that submit more than 10 entries will receive a $75 gift card for art and educational supplies. Questions? 
Community Programs Team | | 909-626-2711

What is an infographic?

What is an Infographic?
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