Five creators of winning designs are sharing their sustainability stories as part of the Sydney Water tap™ bottle display held at the Powerhouse Museum until 6 November 2012.
The winning designs were selected from 57 submissions by 37 entrants in the tap™ bottle design competition, who included artists, designers and the general public.
A panel composed of representatives of Sydney Water and the Powerhouse Museum judged the entries and the top 20 entrants were invited to share their story about sustainability.
Of the top 20, Sydney Water’s Facebook community then chose their five favourite designs, which are now on display at the Museum
The innovative display, located just outside the EcoLogic exhibit, will feature an interactive tap™ bottle onto which the top designs will be projected in rotation. The exhibition will also include other works by the winning artists.
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said he was pleased to see an increasing focus on sustainability in public conversations and this reflected Sydney Water’s own focus.
“Sustainability is an important topic for Sydney Water and its customers and it’s vital that we share our concerns and vision for more liveable and sustainable cities,” Mr Young said.
“tap™ is the original eco water and, at less than a quarter of a cent per litre, it is by far the cheapest way to quench your thirst and you won’t pollute the atmosphere once you’ve finished drinking.”
The competition embraced social media in calling for entries, being promoted on Sydney Water’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts.
Sydney Water also included a blogger outreach program to promote the winning artists.
To watch a video about the artists and the competition, visit http://youtu.be/cPvKdvEYJSw