Fitzroy River Water (FRW) is running a Water Song Writing Challenge to help celebrate National Water Week and wants you to get creative!

Council’s Water Committee Chair, Councillor Greg Belz said the competition will have the public think seriously and creatively about the importance of quality drinking water. 

“The competition is open to many age groups with three categories; primary students, secondary students, and 17+ adults,” Cr Belz said.

“We will award a first place winner in each category with a prize pack and double movie pass to thank them for researching and writing about water in our community.

“We’ve also been lucky enough to have support from the Rockhampton Regional Library who will host a special presentation with local music students from Rockhampton State High School.

“The talented music students will interpret and perform the three winning lyrics to help us kick off National Water Week in style,” he said.

National Water Week runs from Sunday 20 – Saturday 26 October 2013 and is an annual awareness week aimed at improving community understanding of water issues in Australia.

Cr Belz said the theme for National Water Week 2013 is ‘Liveable Communities’ which ties in nicely with the intent of our song writing competition.

“Now is the time to start thinking about the importance of quality drinking water in our community and I encourage everybody to put their creative hats on.

“We’re looking for original lyrics between 150-200 words only with a strong focus on our community’s water supply using a creative edge,” he said.

Entries close on Wednesday 9 October 2013.

Members of our community who are interested in participating in the Water Song Writing Challenge should download an entry form, and review the terms and conditions.

For further information call Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77.