Enter the #Hike4Water Contest

July 1 – August 31, 2018

Explore where your water comes from, win great prizes, and Live Like You Love It

Did you know Colorado has 8 major watersheds that provide water to 5 million Coloradans and people in 18 other states? Have fun learning where your water comes from and exploring your local watershed by participating in the #Hike4Water contest.

The contest gives you the opportunity to get outdoors and post a photo of your hike on social media using the hashtag #Hike4Water for a chance to win some great prizes. Whether you’re a casual hiker or bold enough to hike a 14er, just go for it and get hiking!

Submit your photo by August 31st to be entered to win the grand prize.

  • Rain Bird Water Smart Bundle-Valued at over $500, the bundle includes a water-saving irrigation controller, rain/freeze sensor, and a WiFi module
  • High Sierra Showerheads $100 Gift Certificate towards the purchase of a low flow, high performance, water saving showerhead
  • Garden In A Box gift certificate to create your own water-wise garden from Resource Central

Other Prizes include:

  • Osprey Hikelite 26 Hiking Backback
  • Pearl’s Premium ultra low maintenance lawn seed requires 75% less water than other grass
  • Spyder Men’s Limitless T-shirt, size M and Spyder Women’s Rebound L/S T-shirt, size M from Colorado Ski Country USA
  • Modern Market $25 gift card
  • Chipotle Dinner for Two gift card
  • Chick-fil-A free sandwich gift card
  • Ratio Beerworks $20 Gift Certificate 
  • Woods Boss Brewing $20 Gift Certificate

How to Enter:

  1. FOLLOW. You must first follow @lovecoloradowater and @watereducationCO on Instagram or Facebook.
  2. POST. Using Instagram or Facebook, post a photo of you hiking in Colorado anytime from July 1 – Aug 31, 2018. Your photo should include a water element in the picture along with a comment stating how you will use water wisely (e.g., shorten showers, choose water efficient plants in your garden, check sprinklers and faucets for leaks, etc.). Tag @lovecoloradowater and @watereducationCO with the hashtag #Hike4Water. Make sure your profile is public so we can notify you if you win.
  3. SHARE. Share your post to raise water awareness and get qualified for one additional entry in our prize drawings.

Rules: Posted photo must include text of an action to use water wisely and a water element. A maximum of one entry per person will be accepted. Sharing an entry post on Facebook will qualify for one additional entry. Once posted, participants release all photo rights to Colorado WaterWise and Water Education Colorado. Photos must be posted no later than Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time to be entered. Prize is non-transferable, and no substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Winners are chosen at random and there is no guarantee a participant will win. Employees of Colorado WaterWise and Water Education Colorado are not eligible to participate in the contest.

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Learn More About Watersheds

We all live in a watershed and everything we do can have an impact.

What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land where surface water drains down into the same location or body of water. Watersheds collect all the water that doesn’t evaporate, and they act like a funnel collecting the water within a specific area. Drop by drop, water is channeled into soil, groundwater, creeks and streams, making its way to larger rivers and eventually the ocean. Which Colorado watershed will you explore on your hike?

Colorado WaterWise (CWW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to connect stakeholders, provide resources, and serve as the collaborative leader in the efficient use of urban water in Colorado. CWW’s Colorado Water – Live Like You Love It campaign delivers a strong, unified message about the value of Colorado water and the need to conserve, care and commit to becoming more informed about this critical and finite resource.

Water Education Colorado is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote better understanding of Colorado’s water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information and education. To learn more about both organizations, visit coloradowaterwise.org and www.yourwatercolorado.org.