Middle School

2023 Write-Off Contest

Theme: "Water Conservation with Wade"

Rancho Water is proud to bring back the Write-Off Contest for our local middle school students (grades 6-8) this year. Students write and illustrate an original story using our yearly water-related theme. Students can work individually or in groups of no more than three from the same class, creating their stories digitally or by hand. The winning submission will be published, distributed to local schools, and highlighted on our website. Participating in this contest gives students a hands-on way to learn about water as our most precious resource while showcasing their individual creative talents. 

For the complete contest flyer, please click the following link: Write Off Contest Guidelines

New Write Off Contest Flyer for website

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* PLEASE SEND IN ALL SUBMISSIONS BY END-OF-DAY,  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2023. 

  • DIGITAL ENTRIES: must be submitted via flash drive, WeTransfer, or DropBox in an editable format (.AI, .PSD, .INDD, .TIFF, procreate file).

  • HAND-DRAWN ENTRIES: must be the original artwork & mailed or dropped off at the Rancho Water district office in Temecula. 

* ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT AI-GENERATED, COPYRIGHTED, OR TRADEMARKED MATERIAL.*


Write off Contest 2023 student and teacher prizes


Winning students & teachers may be honored at a 2024 recognition event

*Depending on the availability of attendees, a recognition event date will be determined in Spring 2024. 

ALL participating classrooms submitting complete stories are entered into a drawing to win a gift card for their choice of a pizza party or class supplies.

For questions, please email Simmonsk@ranchowater.com or education@ranchowater.com or call 951.296.6940.



Rancho Water's winning Write-Off contest stories are available for distribution through program presentations to local elementary schools and libraries. 

Click here or on the image below to read PDF files or download the eBook files for all of the stories.


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