2023 Poster & Video Contest Results

12th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest &
6th Annual Source Protection Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is pleased to announce the winners of its 12th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and the 6th Annual Source Protection Video Contest. DWS received outstanding artwork from over 400 students from kindergarten to grade 5 and 25 creative videos from intermediate and high school students. 

Poster Contest Theme

The theme of this year’s poster contest is “Conserving Water, Our Kuleana”.  Submitted artworks were judged based on three criteria: water conservation message, originality, and visual effectiveness (neatness and creativity- Winning entries will be on the County of Maui, Department of Water Supply website and also displayed on the 5th floor of the County Building for one year.

Video Contest Theme

The theme for this year’s video contest is “Protecting Our Water, Our Kuleana”.  Submitted videos were judged based on the following criteria: originality of content and concept, quality of video and audio, how well the video addresses the theme of source water protection and water quality, and whether or not community organizations were featured in the video. -. Winning entries can be viewed below.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony for both contests were held jointly on Friday, May 19, 2023 on the 9th Floor of the County Building, Kalana O Maui.  All winners received a Certificate of Recognition, cash prize, and a tote bag.


Mahalo to all of the students, teachers, and parents for your support of our water Conservation and Source Water Protection Programs. DWS would like to extend a sincere Mahalo to our panel of judges for the poster contest: ALEX DEROODE, MICHELLE SAKUMA AND DEANNA THYSSEN.


12th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners

  1. Kindergarten and Grade 1
  2. Grades 2 and 3
  3. Grades 4 and 5

6th Annual Source Protection Video Contest Winners

Placement Video Title School Students involved
First Place OUR DUTY TO - HAWAII H. P. Baldwin High School  Zach Kuraoka
Kevin Madriaga
Jonah -DeShong
Teacher: Ms. Amy Ancheta

Second Place WATER, OUR GREATEST H. P. Baldwin High School Mina Suzuki
Kailani Ibanez
Teacher: Ms. Amy Ancheta

Third Place PRESERVE, CONSERVE, Lokelani Intermediate School Yuhann Cacatian
Jaimie Mamuad
Kiana Lindsey
Vera Mendoza
Teacher: Mr. Sean Yannell

Runner Up PROTECTING OUR WATER, Maui Preparatory Academy Sofia Mallari
Cameron Henry
Arianne Chacon
Teacher: Mr. Rob Lloyd

Runner Up YOUR WATER’S H. P. Baldwin High School Ken Yamashiro
Andrew Alonso
Eric Hwang
Ariana Arase
Teacher: Ms. Amy Ancheta