Contest Liaison Role Description

  • Recruit students through sharing of provided marketing materials, face-to-face student engagement, etc.
  • Act as main point-of-contact for participating students at your institution
  • 2+ check-ins with participating students throughout the 2023/2024 academic year
    • Additional check-ins encouraged based on project need
    • Complete mid-point check-in form on Your Water Your Life website by January 31, 2024
    • Pre-submission check-in with students/teams shortly before April 1, 2024 submission deadline
  • Provide guidance and resources to participants when needed
  • Distribute necessary contest communication to participating students
  • Maintain communication with the One World One Water Center
  • Confirm commitment to Contest Liaison position to the One World One Water Center by August 31, 2023


In exchange for participation as a Contest Liaison and fulfilling related duties, a $1,000 donation will be made to participating institutions to support water education programming.


Estimated time commitment, 2023/2024 academic year: 5+ hours per participating student/team.


Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • August 1, 2023: Applications Open
  • November 30, 2023: Applications Due
  • January 31, 2024: Midpoint Check Ins Completed
  • January 31, 2024: Budget Requests Due
  • April 1, 2024: Contest Deadline
  • May 3, 2024: Award Date
  • June 2024: Winners participate in the Watershed Summit


Contest Rules

  • Contestants may choose to enter the YWYL contest as an individual or as part of a team. Max of 4 per team unless otherwise requested.
  • Contestants must review the Colorado Water Plan and Basin Implementation Plans and incorporate them into the YWYL project.
  • Contestants must meet for a mid-point check in with their contest liaisons.


Eligibility- who can participate?

The Your Water Your Life Contest is open to all degree seeking, undergraduate and graduate students attending a higher education institution in Colorado.


Contest Scoring Rubric

Find the YWYL Contest Rubric Here

Promotional Materials You Can Download and Share!

YWYL Promotional Flyer 1

YWYL Promotional Flyer 2

YWYL Promotional Flyer 3

Mid-Point Check In

How to complete a Mid-Point Check In

  • Contest Liaisons need to meet (in-person or virtually) with participating students/teams from their institution. 
  • Review the project with the student/team
  • Fill out the Mid-Point Check In Report Form after meeting with the student/team

All Mid-Point Check Ins should be completed by January 31, 2024

Liaison FAQ's Under Construction

Your Water Your Life Contest Pages

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