Written by IAPMO 6:50 pm IWSH

IWSH Poster Contest Winners Announced

Washington, D.C. — Sajal Jain, a sixth-grade student at A.P.S. Senior Secondary School in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, is the winner of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation’s 2023 poster contest.

Jain will receive USD $100, and A.P.S. Senior Secondary School will receive USD $1,000. The second-place winner ($50 prize) was Charlie Sterling, a fifth-grader at Kromrey Middle School ($500 prize) in Middleton, Wisconsin; Tasheena Wint, a sixth-grader at Roehampton Primary School in Anchovy, St. James, Jamaica, took home third place. Wint will receive $25, and Roehampton Primary will get $250. Leyla Ozelge, a fifth-grader at Kromrey Middle School, and Shereice Smith, a sixth-grader at Roehampton Primary School, both received honorable mention.

“We are delighted by the creativity expressed by these young students who are seeing the plumbing profession in a different light for the first time as a result of World Plumbing Day,” said IWSH Managing Director Seán Kearney. “Congratulations to the winning entrants, and thanks to all the young artists who sent their work in for this year’s contest.”

More than 65 students from all over the world submitted entries to the contest, which celebrates the 14th annual World Plumbing Day, observed each year on March 11. The annual contest is open to students in grades one through six.


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Last modified: April 28, 2023