WASHINGTON, D.C. — The winner of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation’s 2023 poster contest is Sajal Jain, a sixth-grade student at A.P.S. Senior Secondary School in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
More than 65 students from all over the world submitted entries. The contest, which is open to students from Grades 1 to 6, celebrates the 14th annual World Plumbing Day, observed each year on March 11.
Jain will receive US$100, and A.P.S. Senior Secondary School will receive US$1,000. The second-place winner ($50 prize) was Charlie Sterling, a fifth grader at Kromrey Middle School ($500 prize) in Middleton, Wis. Tasheena Wint, a sixth grader at Roehampton Primary School in Anchovy, St. James, Jamaica, took home third place. Wint will receive $25, and Roehampton Primary will get $250. Leyla Ozelge, a fifth grader at Kromrey Middle School and Shereice Smith, a sixth grader at Roehampton Primary School, both received honorable mentions.
“We are delighted by the creativity expressed by these young students who are seeing the plumbing profession in a different light for the first time as a result of World Plumbing Day,” said IWSH managing director Seán Kearney, in a statement.