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Boulder St. Vrain Watershed Art Contest

2023 Boulder St. Vrain Watershed Art Contest

The Keep it Clean Partnership invites students in the Boulder St. Vrain Watershed to participate in a free art contest with the chance to win art supplies, gift cards, and for your art to be featured on the Keep it Clean Partnership website!​

Who Can Enter

Any student from Kindergarten through 12th grade who lives in and/or attends school in Boulder County. This includes both the Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District.


One Grand Prize winner and one Honorable Mention will be awarded for each of the following grade divisions:

Kindergarten – 2nd grade   |   3rd grade – 5th grade   |   6th grade – 8th grade   |   9th grade – 12th grade

Grand Prize: Gift basket of art supplies and Art Parts gift card

Honorable Mention: $25 Art Parts gift card

How to Participate

  • Students are invited to submit one piece of 8.5” x 11” two-dimensional art using the media of their choice: crayons, markers, pencils, paint, pastels, fabric, watercolor, chalk, markers, collage, etc. – are all welcome! Photographs will not be accepted for this contest.
  • Artwork should be inspired by the following prompt: Our watershed is a complex and interconnected system of land, water, air, and the humans, plants, and animals they support. Each of these members plays an important role in keeping our watershed healthy and thriving. For this art contest, we challenge you to explore the role of one of these community members in our watershed. 
  • Artwork must be created solely by the student and may not include any copyrighted characters or slogans.
  • By entering this contest, students acknowledge that their submission may be published by the Keep it Clean Partnership and its partner communities on websites, outreach materials, or other publications.

How to Submit

  • Artwork must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 17, 2023
  • Submissions can be scanned and submitted using this form (aqui esta el formulario en español), emailed to [email protected], or mailed to Keep it Clean Partnership, PO Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306. All emailed and mailed artwork must include the following information: student’s first and last name, grade level, town or city where they live, school name, school district, parent or guardian name and email.
  • For teachers or other groups who would like to submit several pieces of artwork at once please contact Cristina at [email protected].
  • Winners will be announced by December 15, 2023.