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World Vision and Water4 join together for World Water Day 2012 photo contest: "Did you know?"

From World Vision: Did you know it takes 11 gallons of water to produce one slice of bread? Or 37 gallons of water to produce just one cup of your morning coffee? These latest statistics from the United Nations reveal the critical value water plays in our lives every day. As we approach World Water Day (March 22) this year, World Vision and Water4 are launching a social media photo contest, encouraging people all over the world to illustrate the need for water through their photos.

THE CHALLENGE
Find a creative way to show how much water it takes to produce an everyday food item like the ones below with visual aids such as buckets, bottles, milk cartons and any other container (use your imagination!)

HOW TO SUBMIT
From March 14 – 23, submit your photos via Twitter (@water4 or @WorldVisionNews) or email (waterdayphoto@water4.org). Be sure to use the #didyouknow and #waterday hashtags. This year’s photo contest will be judged by Water4’s celebrity ambassador, actress Jennie Garth.

PRIZE
Prizes will be given for “most creative” and “most popular” photos. The winner will be announced the week of March 19 and will receive a Water4 water bottle, Water4 T-shirt, World Vision water bottle, a package of fair trade coffee, and a beautiful, handmade bracelet from Thailand.

FAST FACTS:
40 liters (11 Gallons) of water to produce a slice of bread
185 liters (49 Gallons) to produce a bag of potato chips
70 liters (18 Gallons) to produce an apple
35 liters (9 Gallons) to produce a cup of tea
190 (50 Gallons) liters to produce a glass of apple juice
25 liters (6.5 Gallons) to produce one potato
13 liters (3.5 Gallons) to produce a serving of lettuce
135 liters (35 Gallons) to produce an egg
200 liters (53 Gallons) to produce a glass of milk
140 liters (37 Gallons) to produce a cup of coffee
2400 liters (634 Gallons) of water to produce a hamburger

(Note: For more facts on water and food production you can visit: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/campaign.html and http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/about/press-development-water)

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