Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Raindrops Geneva Award 2013 - RWH poster

At Puttenahalli Lake, we know the value of rainwater and its harvesting. After all, the only water that the lake receives is from rain.  

Now here's a good opportunity for artists to help in promoting RWH and win some good prize money too!

"Raindrops Geneva Award" is a competition organised by the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) to highlight the importance of this vital resource – rainwater – and its management. Participants from all over the world send in their entries, and after a vote by the jury, three prizes are given. The first competition, organised in 2007, awarded the poster that best illustrated the positive aspects of Rainwater Harvesting, and the second one, held in 2009, the best short film. The last competition was for photographs that showed the benefits and practical uses of rainwater harvesting.

The winning entries are then used to promote rainwater harvesting. Exhibitions were held for both the posters and photographs in the year following each competition. The short films were shown at the Green Film Festival in Geneva, and are still used on the IRHA website to this day.

Send in your posters. Details below.


Raindrops Geneva Award 2013

"The Best Poster on the Advantages of Rainwater Harvesting"

Competition underway – enter your posters now!

We are looking for artists – amateur and professional – to create posters showing the uses and/or benefits of rainwater harvesting. Posters can cover any aspect of rainwater harvesting, for example: domestic use, groundwater recharge, agriculture, or risk reduction. The artist should keep in mind that the aim of the competition is to make the general public aware that rainwater can be (and is!) an essential resource.


The creator of the winning poster will be awarded CHF1000. The second place poster will receive CHF600 and third place CHF400. (CHF1000 ~ Rs 58800)

The best posters will also be used to help us in our important task of promoting the use of rainwater harvesting around the world. This will include exhibitions in the Geneva area and further afield, as well as on our printed media and website.


The poster must be remarkably good quality to enable printing up to A0 size (841 x 1189mm), with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Its format can be jpeg, pdf, indd, eps or ai. There is a limit of three posters per participant. An entry form must accompany every poster entered. The entry form is available to download by clicking here.

You can either email your poster to:

Or send it to the following address:
Raindrops Geneva Award 2013
International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
Maison Internationale de l'Environnement II
Chemin de Balexert 7-9
1219 Ch√Ętelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Before submitting your poster, please read the Rules of the Competition and fill in your Entry Form. You can also email for more information.


The deadline for submission is the 31 October 2013 at 12.00 p.m. (midnight) Greenwich Mean Time, and the winner posters will be announced in November 2013.

Good luck and we looking forward to receiving your posters!

The IRHA Team

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