09/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Contest: Six-Words on Water

SMITH Mag's earthy friends over at TreeHugger have been devoting lots of virtual space lately to exploring our oceans and waterways in their month-long feature, Blue August. That got me thinking about a Six-Word Challenge about one of summer's treats and earth's increasingly rare resources: water. Whether your half-dozen well-chosen words are about water worries ("Save water, shower with a friend") or the joys of jumping into the deep blue sea ("Oldster surfing: Call it 'Gray Crush'"), we want your six words on water. Three winners will receive a Spreadshirt tee that shows off their six wet words.

Leave your entry at And we'll tweet some of our favorites along the way. If you tweet this contest or your own entry, please use the tag #6Wwater.

The contest ends on August 31 (5pm est), and winners will be announced on September 8.