JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will consider the following elements of water-wise landscaping:

Curb appeal:
Aesthetic use of color, form, and texture. Environmentally sensitive use of hardscape.

Appropriate plant selection:
California-friendly plant palette, functional turf, and functional landscape.

Design:
Artistic and practical layout of plant materials and hardscape elements with consideration of horticultural requirements.

Appropriate maintenance:
Use of mulch; weeds kept to a minimum; plants neat, tidy and attractive.

Efficient methods of irrigation:
Appropriate irrigation design, and equipment designed to reduce runoff.

CONTEST AWARDS

First Place: $1000

Second Place: $800

Third Place: $600

The water districts listed below are providing an award of $500 to a participant who resides in each of their districts, and who is not selected to receive one of the three major awards above.

City of Corona

Eastern Municipal Water District (retail customers)

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Jurupa Community Services District

Rancho California Water District

Riverside Public Utilities

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

City of Upland

Western Municipal Water District (retail customers)

Merrill & Peggy Darlington
Regional First Place
Western Municipal Water District

Mark Glaser & Mary Keenum
Regional Second Place
Western Municipal Water District

Jay Finnell
Regional Third Place
Rancho California Water District

Lauren Feldhaus
Local Prize
Corona Dept or Water & Power

Garby Elmore
Local Prize
Eastern Municipal Water District

Ronald Talbot
Local Prize
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

Bob and Susie Hagadorn
Local Prize
City of Ontario

Louis James
Local Prize
Riverside Highland Water Company

Laura Afansev
Local Prize
Riverside Public Utilities

Paul Clement
Local Prize
City of Upland