Get ready for our 7th annual Water Bottle Week on January 9th through January 14th. This week-long event will include both a photo and an art contest showing creative use or interpretation of our 85 year old design. Included in this week are the introduction and sale of new colors, fun Special Editions, and other creative and colorful whimsies.

Continue watching our Facebook page in the coming weeks as we finalize Water Bottle Week schedule of activities and preview the new Water Bottles that will go on sale during this event!

Blenko hosts a water bottle photo art contest each year. Along with our popular photo contest, 2023 will again feature a separate competition for art such as - paintings, fabric art, mosaics, and any other medium form of visual art.

The single winner in each contest will receive a Blenko Glass Co. gift certificate for $100 and their winning entry will be produced as a full color postcard crediting the artist.

The rules for both contests are simple whether you decide to submit photos of our iconic 384 Water Bottle or you decide to create a painting, mosaic, etc., and photograph that. The submission must be an original work and the subject matter must include Blenko's iconic 384 Water Bottle as a part of the work in some recognizable way.

All entries should be photos sent via email to with the subject line '2023 Water Bottle Contest Entry'. Submissions must be received by January 6th, 2023 to be considered. Note please only three (3) entries per person max. Previous winners are welcome to submit entries but are not eligible for winning.
In previous years, we have used a platform called PollUnit to allow community members to vote on their favorite submissions. Due to a massive amount of spam and social media brigading, this method felt more akin to a popularity contest than a merit based contest.

For 2023, the submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and graded based on the following criteria - originality, creativity, use of 384 Water Bottle, and quality of the digital photo, scan, or image of the original work (unfortunately, a poor quality photo of a beautiful work of art translates poorly to a printed postcard).