Aqwest is involved in a number of water conservation activities in the local community.
Aqwest promotes National Water Week in October each year.
In 2018, Aqwest gave out free waterwise plants at the Bunbury Markets on Saturday October 20 to celebrate National Water Week from October 21-27. Everyone who attended received a free seedling suitable for Bunbury conditions, grown by the Leschenault Nursery.
In 2019 Aqwest provided local schools with prize packs with water conservation messages for teachers to give out to students who took part in National Water Week activities from October 21–27. Students embraced the theme of "It's time to save the world", producing colourful and creative waterwise posters.
The 2020 National Water Week will be held from 19-25 October. Watch this space for more details, coming soon!
Aqwest’s annual Photography Competition is on again, with entries opening on May 1 and closing on June 30.
This year's theme is "Water Art".
Each year the competition is judged by professional photographers Sarah Henderson from Henderson Photographics and Paul Verhagen from Pyxis Services who are looking for:
- Technical competence
- Representation of the theme
The winners receive prize money up to 4th place and the students’ schools receive prize money for each prize money placing up to 4th place. Two Board prizes are awarded with prize money. Four finalists in each category also receive prize money.
Further information about the awards ceremony in August will be announced closer to the time.
Conditions of Entry
Photography Competition entry form
Please upload your photo entry* only JPEG files will be accepted
Juniors 12 years and under
First Place - $300 Victoria Grinter Kingston Primary School
Second Place - $200 Mia Burgess Australind Senior High School
Third Place - $100 Bryce Kramer South West John Calvin College
Fourth Place - $50 Gabriella Jackson St Joseph Primary School
Finalist - $25 Ashton Branchi Clifton Park Primary School
Finalist - $25 Victoria Grinter Kingston Primary
Finalist - $25 Jaslyn Normington Glen Huon Primary School
Finalist - $25 Mia Burgess Australind Senior High School
Juniors 13 -17 years
First Place Lily Murphy Bunbury Catholic College
Second Place - $200 Luke Commins Bunbury Catholic College
Third Place - $100 Kandice Miller Bunbury Catholic College
Fourth Place - $50 Jowell Villafuerte Bunbury Catholic College
Finalist - $25 Megan Jackson Bunbury Catholic College
Finalist - $25 Oakley Hands Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Finalist - $25 Abbey Burgess Australind Senior High School
Finalist - $25 Abby Coulson Bunbury Catholic College
First Place - $250 Tyson Giles Bunbury Catholic College
Second Place - $100 Amelia Kramer South West John Calvin College