Grades 4 to 8 students learning in Quinte Conservation's watershed are invited to participate in the Quinte Conservation’s Drinking Water Protection Radio Contest. 

Quinte Conservation's Source Water Protection Outreach Lead has reached out to instructors in the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board.

Contest Details

 Before student begin the challenge, they must watch the following videos:

For additional information, students can also watch:

Find all these videos on Youtube under our Drinking Water Protection Radio Contest Playlist 

After watching the videos, students are challenged to create a 30-second radio ad about protecting drinking water.

  • Students can work alone or in a group.
  • If the winning ad is from a group of students, they will be required to attend the recording session together.
  • Ads must include the following statement: "For more information on drinking water protection, visit"
  • Deadline for ad submission is March 29, 2024
Ad Submission
  • Ads must be exported in a playable format (i.e. MP4, MP3, MOV, or M4A).

  • Student names must be included in the submission. They can be included in the file name or in an email.

  • Teachers can submit their students' ads by emailing Natasha Mathieu, SWP Outreach Lead, at


Select Quinte Conservation staff will review all the submissions and choose the radio ad that best highlights drinking water protection. 

Once the judging committee has picked the winning ad, our SWP Outreach Lead will email all participating classrooms to announce the winning student(s) and the winning classroom.


The winning classroom will receive a free field trip* to a local water treatment facility (the exact date is to be determined based on staff availability). Additionally, students will receive a pizza lunch provided by Westside Pizza Factory and a Water Rangers Education Test Kit valued at $560. 

The student winner(s) will be invited to Loyalist College’s 91X radio station to record their ad in the studio and receive a professionally produced copy of their ad to take home. The winning student(s) will also be given a tour of the station and shown the process of creating a radio ad. The final ad will then run on 91X FM.

*At this point, the field trip is only available for ALCDSB students because water treatment plants are currently not on the HPEDSB list of approved field trip locations.