Pure Blue Waters

Water Bottle Design Contest

Calling all Lake Tahoe-loving artists! We need your passion to help us showcase and protect the pure blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Lend your talent to help make sure the largest alpine lake in North America stays pure for generations to come. Tap your mountain muse and transform ordinary water bottles into mini masterpieces, all in the name of promoting sustainable water consumption. Paint the peaks as only you can. Make the waters magically swirl to life. Enter to win with your custom water bottle design and have your artwork featured on environmentally friendly reusable bottles, which will be made available for sale throughout the region.




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Your Art Plays A Part

We’ll turn the winning design into a real bottle that people can buy at one of the Visitor Information Centers in Tahoe City and Incline Village. Reusable bottles help lower the number of single-use plastics, a major environmental threat to the distinct clarity of the lake. They also give you easy access to "Tahoe Tap," Lake Tahoe's highly (99.994%) pure tap water. Tahoe Tap was not only voted the best tasting in the country by the National Rural Water Association, but is readily available throughout the region at multiple free water refill stations. By submitting your design and supporting the use of kicking the water bottle habit, you’re doing your part to preserve and protect the enduring beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Actual water bottles may vary from image shown. See full contest rules here.

Take The Traveler Responsibility Pledge

Protecting the beauty of Lake Tahoe for future generations requires an effort from all of us. In addition to supporting the pure blue waters of Lake Tahoe, please also take the Traveler Responsibility Pledge and learn how to travel sustainability while in Lake Tahoe.

Find Some Inspiration

Explore the 12 unique towns of North Lake Tahoe. From mountainside to lakeside there's plenty of places to spark your imagination.