Rules

  1. Front yard residential established landscapes only.
  2. Property must be located within the geographic area of eligibility (See below).
  3. Entries must demonstrate, and will be judged upon:
    • Attractive use of water-wise landscaping
    • Water use efficiency
    • Good maintenance practices
  4. The decisions of the judges are final. The judges reserve the right not to issue an award for any category that receives insufficient or unsuitable entries.
  5. Entry images will become the property of the sponsoring water agencies and may be used for future marketing activities and collateral both locally and regionally.  
  6. Winning entry participants agree that their landscape may be featured in a landscape contest winner tour.
  7. Winning entry participants agree that they will be expected to post a provided sign in their yard indicating they are a contest award winner. 
  8. Winning entry participants agree that any award $600 and over is subject to income tax. A Form 1099 will be issued for such award and reported to the IRS.
  9. Water agency employees and sponsors within the contest boundaries, and their families, are not eligible to enter. 
  10. By submitting the ENTRY FORM (Not available until April 1, 2018), you agree to all rules and Winner Assignment and Release of the landscape contest.
  11. PHOTO SUBMISSION: In addition to submitting the ENTRY FORM, three photos of the contest entry landscape must be emailed to the landscape contest coordinator. One of the three photos must be taken from the street so that the entire landscape is visible. To prevent spam, the email address for submitting your photos will appear once you submit your ENTRY FORM. Maximum size limit per email is 10 MB. You may email one photo per email, if necessary. Higher resolution photos are preferred. When emailing the photos, enter "Landscape Contest Entry Photos" in the subject line.

 

JUDGING

Entries photos will be judged during the month of June 2018 from entries submitted any time during between April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. All entries will be notified of the winners by the end of June. The judging panel will consist of sponsors and landscape architects.  

 

AWARDS

A minimum of four awards will be given; more depending upon the quality of entries.

  • $1,000 1st place
  • $800 2nd place
  • $600 3rd place
  • $500 Honorable Mention award(s)

 

Geographic area of eligibility

Entries will only be accepted from the following water agency areas.  In other words, if you pay your water bill to one of the following agencies, you are eligible to enter the contest.

  • Box Springs Mutual Water District
  • Chino, City of
  • Chino Hills, City of
  • Colton, City of
  • Corona, City of 
  • Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • Eagle Valley Water District
  • East Valley Water District
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
  • Fontana Water Company
  • Fontana, City of
  • Hemet, City of
  • Home Gardens County Water District
  • Jurupa Community Services District
  • Lake Hemet Municipal Water District
  • Loma Linda, City of
  • Marygold Mutual Water Company
  • Meeks & Daley Water company
  • Montclair, City of
  • Monte Vista Water District
  • Muscoy Mutual Water Company
  • Norco, City of
  • Nuevo Water Company
  • Ontario, City of
  • Perris, City of 
  • Rancho California Water District
  • Redlands, City of
  • Rialto, City of
  • Riverside Public Utilties
  • Riverside-Highland Water District
  • Rubidoux Community Services District
  • San Antonio Water Company
  • San Bernardino Municipal Water Department
  • San Jacinto, City of
  • Temescal Valley Water District
  • Terrace Water Company
  • Upland, City of
  • West Valley Municipal Water District
  • Western Heights Water Company
  • Western Municipal Water District
  • Yucaipa Valley Water District

ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES

April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018

The contest is currently closed.


Previous winning landscapes can be viewed on the 2016 Winners page.