Instagram Contest Winners Capture Why Water is Important During the Holidays
Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Otay Water District’s first Instagram photo contests. During the 2019 holiday season, the District invited Instagrammers to submit photos reflecting their appreciation for water.
In November, the District launched its first contest: “Thankful for Water.” Nine participants submitted photos tied to the theme of being thankful for water during the holiday season. Photo entries varied. One captured the use of water to prepare for a holiday meal. Another captured a selfie by a pond and others photographed landscapes and wildlife. Although, the entries varied in images, they all depicted our precious resource — water — that is needed during the season and year-round.
In December, eight participants submitted photos for the second contest: “Drink Tap December.” This contest focused on why participants find that drinking tap water is important. Some entries included a photo of the ocean below a pier representing how tap water helps keep the ocean plastic-free, a toddler enjoying a bottle of milk made with water from the tap, and a demonstration presented in Tanzania on the difference between clean and unclean water.
“I am just thrilled to win! My heart was truly touched to donate a water filter while in Tanzania to a Maasai family in need of the things we take for granted like clean and safe drinking water,” said Margaret Minor, a first-place winner in the “Drink Tap December” contest. Minor lives in the District’s service area in Chula Vista.
Four winners from each contest were chosen based on two categories: first and second place with the most “likes” and first and second place who were selected by District staff based on originality, creativity, and theme. Each first-place winner received a $75 gift card and second place, a $50 gift card. The winners chose between a gift card to a business in the District’s service area.
Scroll below for the winning photos. To see all entries, visit instagram.com/otaywater.