2017 Art Contests

January 19th, 2017 News


Philadelphia Art Contest

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is now accepting entries on behalf of the Philadelphia Water Department for its Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest. The deadline for entries has passed, and this contest is closed. Please click here for a brochure containing rules and an entry form (PDF file).

Philadelphia students in grades K-12 attending public, private, charter or home school in Philadelphia can participate in this year’s Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest. All they need to do is create an original drawing that shows how we all can keep Philly’s Water clean!  Examples can be found in the Green City, Clean Waters Plan, Storm Drain Marking Program, and our fact sheets.

winning teachers win a gift cardThe four first-place drawings, one each age category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12),  will be transformed into street art stickers and installed on Philly streets. The top three drawings from each age category will be included in an annual calendar sent to all participants and featured online. Drawings will be featured in a SEPTA advertising campaign and a free calendar next spring. We will also post them to websites hosted by the contest’s sponsors, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

Other prizes to be awarded at a ceremony this spring include:

  • gift cards up to $100 in value for students and $50 for teachers
  • $100 gift cards for the first three schools or organizations to submit over 100 entries
  • framed certificates
  • a contest calendar available for free inside the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Past Winners

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

For more information about the Philadelphia Art Contest, or to obtain free art-contest calendars, please contact Renée Brecht at (800) 445-4935, extension 105, or rbrecht@DelawareEstuary.org.

Schuylkill Street Art ContestSchuylkill Street Art Contest

The Schuylkill Action Network and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary are now accepting entries for our 2017 Schuylkill Street Art Contest. The all entries must be mailed by Friday, March 31. Please click here for a brochure containing rules and an entry form (PDF file).

Any students in grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, or Schuylkill Counties are invited to enter the contest. Click here to see some of last year’s entries.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each of the four counties: Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Schuylkill County.

  • 1st Place Winners: Artwork transformed into street art and a $100 gift card. Photos of last year’s street art can be seen here.
  • 2nd Place Winners: $75 gift card
  • 3rd Place Winners: $50 gift card

For more information about the Schuylkill Street Art Contest, please contact Virginia Vassalotti.

If you like our art contests, you’ll love the many activities on our “Kids” Web page.