Saving My Alachua Environmental Art Contest and Calendars

The Alachua County Environment Protection Department invites K-12 grade students to participate in the County's fourth annual "Saving My Alachua" Environmental Art Contest. The contest is open to all students in Alachua County, including homeschoolers, and encourages students to create artwork depicting their passion for the environment. The artwork should address one of the following topics: water conservation, stormwater pollution, natural habitat protection, wilderness and wildlife protection, or proper disposal of toxic waste.

Submissions must be no larger than 8 ½" x 11", and must be presented horizontally (landscape). The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each grade category for K-8 grade, and first, second, and third place in the High School Category. Select winners will be featured in the “2019 Saving My Alachua Calendar.” All winning artwork will be displayed during April 2018.

“We continue to be encouraged with the hope and honesty portrayed by these emerging artists, whose work reflects our community’s concern about the state of our environment,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Director Chris Bird. 

The 2018 Saving My Alachua Calendar features winning artwork along with tips on protecting the environment. Copies are available for pick up at the office of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (408 W. University Ave, Suite 106), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. 

View the contest flier and entry form (PDF).

Visit the Saving My Alachua Art Contest Facebook page.

For more information, contact Eliana Bardi at 352-264-6810 or

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