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Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) recognized local student artists Griselda Melgoza and Nina Ibarra as the winners of its 15th annual bottled water label art contest at its Board of Public Utilities meeting today.

Melgoza, a senior at Norte Vista High School, and Ibarra, a sophomore at La Sierra High School each took home prizes of $250, a copy of their label art work, and bottled water featuring their artwork.

Their art teachers, Bill Miller of La Sierra, and Carole Lopez, of Norte Vista were also recognized and awarded $50 gift certificates to a local art supply store for encouraging their students to participate in the contest.

RPU hosts the contest each year to highlight Riverside high school artists who use their creative skills to come up with designs that will be used on bottled water that is distributed to Riverside schools through the Utility’s “Splash Into Cash” bottled water fundraiser program.

More than 34,344 bottles were distributed to 26 participating Riverside schools through the Splash Into Cash program this year, each featuring the unique designs created by this year’s winning student artists. Schools can use the water to support volunteers, or activities groups, or choose to sell them to raise funds for sports teams, uniforms, and more.

This year’s winning entries, as well winning label artwork from the past 15 years, can be viewed online at: For additional information about Riverside Public Utilities follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at #RPUNews.

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