Earth Day Art Contest! Spread the Word!

earth-day-logoReflections Chairs and artistic K-12 students: Have you heard about the Earth Day art contest?

Would you like to see your own (or your students’) artwork on posters, t-shirts, advertisements, and other promotional material?

Alexandria Earth Day 2017 has put out a call for entries in a competition to choose artwork for publicizing the event.

The theme: Clean Water Starts with YOU!

The City of Alexandria’s Earth Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The Earth Day Planning Committee is excited to utilize the talents of all students in Alexandria, grades K-12, to design artwork to help publicize the event. The selected artwork will be printed on Earth Day t-shirts, posters, fliers, and advertising to donors, and will be posted on the Earth Day website: for all to see!

Deadline for Submission is noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Students should create artistic desigsn from their own understanding of the role that each individual has in keeping our world’s most precious resource clean. Be creative! The field is wide-open to students’ imagination. There should not be any text in the artwork, but instead, an artistic representation of “Clean Water Starts with YOU!”

How do “YOU” help keep our waterways clean? Cleaning up waterways, picking up after your dog, not littering, managing storm water, and spreading  awareness that items entering your waterways via storm drains and toilets? These are all environmental choices that you can make to help keep Alexandria’s waterways clean and safe.

The artist should also include a short paragraph with the artwork describing the relationship between the design and the theme. The Earth Day Planning Committee will select the winning artwork based upon creativity, content, composition, and relationship to the message, combined with the artist’s explanation of his or her design.


  • The artwork can be created either by hand or with a computer.
  • Although there are no color limitations or restrictions, please keep in mind that a simple, bold graphic design is best; complicated designs do not transfer well onto the silk-screens used for t-shirt production.
  • The artwork should not include any text whatsoever.
  • The artwork must be original in concept and not violate U.S. Copyright Law.
  • The student’s full name, grade, and school should be printed legibly on the back of the artwork.
  • There are no size requirements; the artwork will be resized as necessary depending on its usage.
  • Media:

The artwork that is selected may be reproduced in both color and black & white for various advertising purposes. The Earth Day Planning Committee reserves the right to make slight modifications, if necessary, to accommodate the addition of City logos, text about the event, etc.

The artist will be recognized in the Earth Day program. A collection of submitted artwork will be on display at the Earth Day celebration, and in Alexandria’s City Hall the week prior to the celebration. Artwork will be returned to the schools during the month of May.

Submission Information:

Artwork must be received by Lee Ann Tardieu no later than noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Submissions may either be scanned and emailed to or kept at the front office of each school for collection.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Ann Tardieu at:

Reflections Chairs: Please spread the word to your schools!


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