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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efaf4c0000PURPOSE80% of water is wasted outdoors.KPCW’s Local News Hour and This Green Earth programs are teaming up with local organizations to help spread awareness of water waste in Summit County, and its impacts on local lifestyles, economy, ecosystems and future.INSTRUCTIONSTake a photo of water waste happening outside near your home, school or work and send it in to KPCW to enter our ‘Water Waste Photo Contest!Submit your photo, with your name, age, email and phone number to contest@kpcw.org. With your photo, include why your example of water waste is bad, and how you would fix it.A panel of judges from KPCW, Recycle Utah, local governments and organizations will choose the winners.Contestants can submit as many photos as they would like, but only one per email, and they are only eligible for one prize.Ten winners will be chosen and announced over the summer, and receive prizes to local resorts, restaurants and activities. At the end of the summer, one of those winners will become the Grand Prize Winner of a $100 cash prize. The Grand Prize Winner will be asked on to the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher to talk about their winning entry.The first winner will be announced Friday, June 12th, during the Local News Hour. EMAIL YOUR PHOTO TO ENTERCRITERIA & CONTEST RULESWEEKLY WINNERS

Water Waste Contest - This Week's Winner

Michal Biskup

This week, KPCW is proud to announce that Michal Biskup is the winner of the KPCW Water Waste Contest.

Twelve-year-old Michal found his entry while on his way to a school sport:

"I took this photo while I was biking to soccer practice, when I passed Ecker Hill Middle School, I noticed that the sprinklers were set up so that they watered the concrete more than the grass. this is a problem because less water got to the plants and more got to the concrete, where it would evaporate or go into a sewer.

"I would have fixed this particular situation by originally building the sprinklers so that the water would not land on the concrete, but on the grass. Or, I would move the sprinklers over."

The KPCW Water Waste Contest is open to kids ages 3 to 18 in Summit and Wasatch counties. Kids should take a photo of water being wasted outdoors and then explain why its wasteful and how they would solve the problem. We'll have weekly winners and prizes and one Grand Prize at the end of the summer! Contest details here

Monika served as a sales associate in Underwriting and Fundraising for KPCW from 2011 - 2016, but that was after nine years as a volunteer DJ, and most of them as a co-host of the KPCW Classifieds Show. Her background includes everything from running ELIZAS in an immunology lab to waiting tables to writing for newspapers and magazines. Her real passion is creating memes.
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