PA American Water selects winners in 'Imagine a Day Without Water' photo contest
Pennsylvania American Water has announced the winners of its "Imagine a Day Without Water" social-media-based photograph contest, which challenged customers to share how a day without water might impact their daily routines.
HERSHEY, PA, Nov. 3, 2015 -- Today, Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) announced the winners of its "Imagine a Day Without Water" social-media-based photograph contest, which challenged customers to share how a day without water might impact their daily routines.
The contest on Instagram and Twitter during October highlighted the company's involvement in the national "Imagine a Day Without Water" promotion, an industry-wide education campaign by the Value of Water Coalition to raise awareness and build support for investment in drinking water systems (see: "American Water participates in 'Imagine a Day Without Water' event").
The contest's Grand Prize winner was Emma Marek of Luzerne County, whose photo depicting what washing clothing would look like without water earned her an iPad Air 32GB (seephoto). First runner-up was Melanie Stevans from Washington County, who claimed an iPad mini, and the second runner-up was Cindy Cox of Lackawanna County, who was awarded a $100 Amazon gift card.
"We appreciate how the contestants used their imaginations to show our Instagram and Twitter followers how important water is to everyday life," said Kathy L. Pape, PAW president. "Their photos illustrated how the absence of a sound water infrastructure would impact sanitation, fire protection, recreation, and health -- all important reasons why we need to proactively invest in our water systems."
Entries were judged by a panel of PAW employees on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and subject matter relevance to the "Imagine a Day Without Water" theme. The winning entries will be featured on the company's social media sites. Information about the national campaign is available at www.imagineadaywithoutwater.org.
About Pennsylvania American Water
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.