The Clean Stream Champion Art Contest gave New Castle County kids the opportunity to practice their artistic skills, learn some everyday environmental science, and win some prizes. This year, over 280 kids entered the contest in one of two categories, coloring and freehand, by creating art representing one of the five Clean Stream Champion topics: Scoop the Poop, Garden for Water & Life, Only Rain Down the Drain, Reduce Household Chemicals, and Cease the Grease.
Each coloring page entry was entered into a sweepstakes drawing for one of 35 Amazon.com gift cards valued at $50 each, while the freehand entries were judged by New Castle County Department of Public Works staff, not only on artistic quality, but on the message each piece conveyed. The freehand entries were awarded one of several prizes:
- First Prize: Amazon.com gift certificate in the amount of $250
- Second Prize: Amazon.com gift certificate in the amount of $125
- Third Prize: Amazon.com gift certificate in the amount of $75
- 9 runners up: Amazon.com gift certificate in the amount of $50
In addition to these great prizes, each of the 12 freehand category winners will also be featured in a Clean Stream Champion 2022 calendar.
With all the amazing art that was submitted, it was extremely hard to choose the winners. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winners!
Gabriel, age 7, Newark
Dhruv, age 10, Bear
Anna, age 10, Hockessin
Harshini, age 9, Newark
Ella, age 8, Hockessin
Jai, age 9, Hockessin
Zoe, age 13, Middletown
Johannes, age 12, Wilmington
Theodore, age 12, Wilmington