Waterblogged.info’s first coloring contest (with prizes)!

Waterblogged.info thinks outside the lines

Waterblogged.info thinks outside the lines

A second-childhood vibe prevails at Waterblogged.info as we kick off our second century of posts. We’re once again all tingly with a childlike sense of awe about water and its wonders and–like the good kids we are–we want to share.

So, break out your crayolas, pastels, color pencils, oil paints, watercolors, gouache, egg tempera ( duh, not tempura, but food coloring of any ethnic variety is encouraged!) paintbrushes, q-tips, eyeliner pencils, airbrushes, paintball guns, or painting/drawing software and enter Waterblogged.info’s first coloring contest! You may even win a prize*!

The good people at the Groundwater Foundation (we’ll let them explain themselves) have created a Kids Corner chockablock with resources to bait-and-switch blissfully innocent children into learning about groundwater, water science, and conservation.

We downloaded their PDF of the water cycle coloring sheet, converted it to a jpeg, and uploaded it to the Waterblogged.info Coloring Contest Gallery!

How to Enter:

  1. Click on the coloring-sheet image or here to get there,
  2. Download the image,
  3. get all creative on it, (Analog methods like coloring with real crayons or paints obviously requires scanning. You could use an online image editor like Splashup.com, which looks like fun!)
  4. sign it, and
  5. finally, upload your masterpiece to the gallery by attaching it to an email message addressed to . (Sorry, encoded to avoid spambots. Replace “at” with @ and “dot” with “.”)
  6. Let us know you entered by leaving a comment on this post.

The first ten entrants will win a Water Cycle in a Bag that will somehow bear the Waterblogged.info logo! Our panel of water experts and art aficionados will pick a grand prize winner, upon whom we will bestow either a copy of the Groundwater Foundation’s Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots or Alternet.org editor Tara Lohan‘s recently published Water Conciousness.

We can imagine some stick-in-the-mud out there thinking, “Hey, Waterblogged.info, this all strikes me as kind of childish.” Hey, dude, it’s childlike, not childish, OK? So, nyaa-nyaa-nyaa-nyaa-nyaaaaaaa!

But if your inner child has run away from home and you insist on being all grown-up and uptight about the water cycle (and maybe want to impress your date by casually dropping hip hydrological terms like sublimation and streamflow), click on the image at left to go to the U.S. Geological Survey’s information-drenched Water Cycle page. You’ll be glad you did, and we’ll be glad that you’re not here spoiling our fun.

*Void where prohibited.

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2 Responses

  1. I guess I’m the first entry. Hmmm, does that better my chances at winning the grand prize because those books look interesting.

    Anyhow, I’m getting ready to e-mail you my picture.

  2. Yes, you are very well-positioned for the grand-prize. Will we see you in N’awlins?

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