2019 Student Art Contests

October 22nd, 2018 Uncategorized

Student Art, Clean Water

Each year, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) unites with colleague organizations to host student art contests in Philadelphia and Wilmington.  There’s also an annual contest for schools located within the Schuylkill River Watershed — Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties. These contests educate students about water pollution and how to prevent it. Street art made from winning drawings educates the public too!

Philadelphia Art Contest

PDE and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) are accepting art submissions now through March 8th* for the 2019 Green City, Clean Waters Student Art Contest! *Original deadline of Feb 28 has been extended!

Download the entry form here

About the Contest

The Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, charter, home or cyber schools in Philadelphia. Participating students must submit an ORIGINAL drawing that focuses on littering and keeping Philadelphia trash free!

First place artwork will be:


For more contest information, or to obtain free 2018 art contest calendars, please contact Brittany Musolino.

Learn more about the Green City, Clean Waters Program through the  Green City, Clean Waters Plan, Storm Drain Marking Program, and  fact sheets.

Schuylkill Street Art Contest

The Schuylkill Action Network and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will soon accept entries for their 2019 Schuylkill Street Art Contest! Stay tuned for more information.

About the Contest

The contest is open to students in grades 6-12 who attend public, private, home or cyber schools within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, or Schuylkill counties. Click here to see some of last year’s entries.

For more information, please contact Virginia Vassalotti.


Wilmington Art Contest

The city of Wilmington and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary are excited to accept entries for the 2019 Clean Waterways Wilmington Art. Entry deadline is March 8, 2019 *Original deadline of Feb 28 has been extended!*

Download the official entry form here.

About the Contest

The contest is open to K-12 students who attend private, public, cyber or home schools within Wilmington. Participating students must submit ORIGINAL drawings that show how to keep Wilmington’s rivers and streams clean.

Contest winners will be:

Additionally, winners will:

  • Receive a pizza party for their classroom
  • Featured in art shows around the city

First place artwork will be:

  • Featured in a DART bus campaign
  • Developed into large art stickers for placement at the winner’s school and another location in the city



For more information, please contact Brittany Musolino.


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

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