Environmental Art & Essay Contest

Environmental art Essay Showcase

The El Cerrito Recreation Department will be hosting its first annual Environmental Art & Essay Contest this fall. The contest invites teens who live or go to school in El Cerrito to explore the theme “The Most Important Step to Reducing our Environmental Footprint” and transform their ideas into impactful art or writing pieces. 

A free, optional workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 3:30PM-5:30PM where contestants can brainstorm the theme, pick up supplies, start their project, and/or get help with outlining and proofreading. 

Winners will receive prizes including $50 Visa Gift Cards, Museum Passes, and more! 

Prizes are generously sponsored by City's the Environmental Quality Committee and the Arts & Culture Commission.

WHALE WATCHING TOURS donated by San Francisco Whale tours


Submissions will be accepted September 25 - October 30, 2019. 

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Essay and Art Showcase on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4:00PM-5:30PM at the El Cerrito Community Center. 

For contest details and submission information click here: Contest Details

If you have any other questions, email: recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us 

Environmental Art Essay
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