Art Contest

“Every child is an artist” — Pablo Picasso

PalmettoPride knows that South Carolina students are creative and care about the environment. Our annual art contest is available to any South Carolina K-5th grade teachers or educational groups to participate in this fun and educational competition.

Students will still need to create artwork themed around Litter Trashes Everyone, on either the paper provided by PalmettoPride OR a white sheet of paper no smaller than 14×8.5 inches. The winning artwork will become the design for our new t-shirt.

Here is what you will need to do to participate:

  • Complete the application using the form below.
  • We will send you our official Litter Trashes Everyone paper to use.
  • Your school administration is required to judge all the participating students’ artwork and select one student to represent your school or class.
  • Submit your winning entry to PalmettoPride online or postmarked by February 28, 2022.

PalmettoPride can supply 14 X 8.5 in. sheets of paper to teachers who wish to participate once your application is received. Entries can be drawn on the sheets provided by PalmettoPride. Five (5) color maximum allowed. Images/ photographs of the student’s work may be featured on our various social media outlets and promotional material.

All elementary school entries will be judged by PalmettoPride’s guest judges to select the four (4) regional winners (Lowcountry, Midlands, Upstate and Pee Dee) and (1) statewide winner.

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 winners!

  • Upstate: 5th grader, Kate Lowery of Mountain View Elementary
  • Midlands: 4th grader, JaMarcuz Gladden of Sheridan Elementary School
  • Pee Dee: 3rd grader, Jasper Frick of Waterway Elementary
  • Lowcountry: 2nd grader, Lincoln Plewinski of Philip Simmons Elementary
  • State Winner: 5th grader, Luke Belue of Walhalla Elementary School

Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest Application

Regional winners receive: the winning student receives a check and a framed print of their artwork; the teacher receives a check for art supplies and the school receives a check, as well as a framed reprint of the winning artwork.

State winner: the winning student receives a check; the teacher receives a check for art supplies and the school receives a check as well as a framed reprint of the winning artwork. The state winning artwork will be featured on PalmettoPride t-shirts ordered for 2022 and the winning student’s school (students and faculty) will receive t-shirts featuring the winning design.

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