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Earth Day 2020 Art Contest

April 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Take the opportunity to participate in The Watershed Project’s Earth Day Art Contest! Bay Area residents of all ages are invited to participate. Accepted entries include either poetry or collage. There will be five age categories for awards:  0-5, 6-10, 11-14, 15-20, 21+. 

One winner will be selected for each category (poetry and collage) within each age group. Winners age 10 and under will receive a California wildlife coloring book and set of colored pencils or crayons. Winners age 11 and up will receive a high-quality acid-free journal and archival ink pen set! Please note that an individual may submit one art piece in each category (poetry and collage), but cannot win in both categories.

Submissions should be inspired by the following question: 

What do you appreciate about your watershed? (For information on what a watershed encompasses, click here). Now that we know we’ll still be at home for some time, we’re realizing that the need for physical distancing and shelter-in-place is increasing the value of being outside, not to mention the craving for creative outlets. With this in mind, we would like to see what brings you joy in your watershed – this could be in nature, in your backyard, or in the city.


Instructions for submissions:

For collage submissions, please upload a clear photo to the Google form. Digital collages are acceptable, if your preference is to make a collage with digital images. If so, please save your file as a PDF or JPEG and upload it to the Google form. There is an optional write-up for collage entries. If your collage contains animals, plants, and/or landscapes outside of your watershed, it will be helpful for us and for you to tell us how your collage is representative of your watershed. 

For poetry submissions, please upload your writing to the Google form. Poems should be 400 words or less. 

Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 15th, 2020. Winners will be contacted directly, and announced on June 3rd, 2020, from this website.


Click here to read and fill out the contest Google form

We look forward to enjoying all of your artwork, and in doing so, feeling more connected to our community and our watershed. Thanks!



April 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am
May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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