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Storm Drain Art Contest 2024 will open for entries Monday, January 8!

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 and will be judged by a review panel. Winners will be announced soon after. Three contest winners will receive $100 in compensation for their work, certificates of recognition, and will have the opportunity to paint their creations on designated storm drains throughout the city and county.  

Check out the Gallery of past winners and click here for Contest details and entry form. 

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What is The Storm Drain Art Contest? 

A contest, sponsored by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer, that uses art to educate the public about watershed health. The winners will have the opportunity to paint their creations on designated storm drains in the county!  

Current Forsyth County high school and middle school students are asked to submit original artwork that educates others about water quality and clearly enhances the theme: Only Rain Goes Down the Drain.


Why paint storm drains?  


As water flows over land, streets and parking lots after a rain event, numerous contaminants including trash, chemicals, pet waste, motor oil, yard clippings, sediment, and fertilizers are collected along the way. These contaminants are washed into storm drains which lead directly to our rivers, lakes, and streams, impacting both water quality and sensitive aquatic ecosystems.

This project will serve to beautify the community and help raise awareness of how we can all reduce the presence of litter and other pollutants in our waterways.

How can I learn more and enter?  



Entries must be submitted by email to Apryl Milam. Each entry email must contain a .jpg, .png or .pdf file of the original work of art with signed entry and release forms. If your email was sent successfully, you will receive a reply. If you have not received a reply, call 770-205-4550 ext. 7142 to confirm receipt.  



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