Competition

The Water Museum of Ireland is delighted to represent the Global Network of Water Museums again for its 5th international competition for school children and young adults, The Water We Want: #thewaterwewant 2024

THE WATER WE WANT aims to engage young people as narrators of our cultural and natural water heritage and as storytellers of our water futures

Visit the digital exhibition of last year’s global finalists: https://thewaterwewant.watermuseums.net/contest/exhibition-year-2023/

This theme for 2024 is: FRESHWATERS – biodiversity, climate change, and water legacies (both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritages).

Entries from primary and secondary school children in Ireland are invited. These may be individual or collaborative. Types of art work accepted:

Types of works accepted

Drawings/Paintings (individual or group/class compositions) (3 age groups)

Videos and other media (individual or group/class compositions): e.g. short videos, photos, animations, soundscapes, songs … (3 age groups)

Only one work can be submitted by a single class or individual student.

Please note: all non-English audio & text must be accompanied by an English translation

Key Dates:
19th April 2022: Register your school/institution with Water Museum of Ireland by this date to receive a link to the submission portal.
26th April 2024: Deadline for submissions to Water Museum of Ireland (to be sent by school/institution) – no late submissions can be accepted
May 2024 A selection of up to 6 works will sent by the Water Museum of Ireland to the Global Network of Water Museums Secretariat for the international final.
June 2024: Announcement of the six global winners (one per category and age group). Global winner schools/institutions will each receive €250.

All global finalists will will receive a certificate and will be included in the digital on-line exhibition of the Global Network “The Water We Want” and UNESCO-IHP, to be launched in June 2024.

To register your school/institution in Ireland please email competition@watermuseumofireland.ie

Entries from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland welcome.

Remember, the theme for 2024: FRESHWATERS – biodiversity, climate change, and water legacies (both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritages).

Congratulations to Kimberly Crabbe from Bremore Educate Together Secondary School whose fantastic video below on #thewaterwewant represented Ireland in the digital exhibition of Global Network of Water Museums 2020.

Theme for 2020 was: Water & Climate Change with reference to local water heritage (natural or cultural) and to the Sustainable Development Goals.