We are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of The Water We Want (TWWW), our annual youth prize contest that encourages young voices to explore and champion our precious water legacies, both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible.
Running from November 2023 to June 2024, TWWW envisions a more sustainable future by engaging the youth in water sustainability education and fostering water awareness.
All submitted artworks must focus on freshwater (excluding salt waters and oceans) and issues related to biodiversity, climate change, and the diverse facets of water legacies (both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritage).
Based on feedback gathered during last year's general assembly, we have introduced some changes in age groups and categories. Please review the details below.
The competition is open to schools, learning institutions (both formal and informal) and civil society organizations worldwide. This year, we are excited to introduce a broader range of age groups:
Students aged 6 to 9 (primary education)
Students aged 10 to 12 (primary education)
Students aged 13 to 18 (secondary education)
Students 19 to 25 (higher education)
Entries are accepted in the following categories:
. Drawings (individual or classwork compositions)
. Videos and other media (including videos, pictures, posters, poems, soundscapes, and songs – even reinterpretations of traditional music related to water)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
– Any school or teacher interested in participating must contact the closest water museum affiliated with the Global Network of Water Museums; alternatively, WAMU-NET members can initiate a collaboration with local schools, learning institutions and civil society organisations;
– Engage students in educational activities focusing on water-related issues (specifically fresh waters) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while producing original, eligible entries (see the Call for Contributions);
– By 26 April 2026, schools and learning institutions should submit their work to their chosen WAMU-NET water museum (not directly to WAMU-NET);
– By 5 May 2023, each WAMU-NET water museum should shortlist a maximum of six works and submit them, along with the required Registration Forms, via the dedicated email account thewaterwewant@ watermuseums.net.
Since we have welcomed numerous new members into WAMU-NET over the last two years, we are hosting an Information Session to introduce the project and answer questions from both new and existing members. The Information Session will take place on:
Date: Monday, October 30th
Time: 3:00 PM CET
Please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance and receive instructions on how to join the session.
To access important documents related to the contest, please use the following links:
Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.