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The 2023 Storm Drain Art Contest winners are: Abby Hudson from Piney Grove MS, Akshata Joshi from SFMS, and Vidhi Mehta from SFHS! 

Storm Drain Art Contest 2024 opens for entries 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.

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?  

See Rules/Guidelines below.  Entry Form will be posted January 8, 2024. 

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 an automatic reply. If you have not received a reply, call 770-205-4550 ext. 7142 to confirm receipt.  

Where can I see previous year's Storm Drain Art Winners' work?

Central High School (across from the Post Office, near Fine Arts Department sign)  Artist: Katrina Walden

Cumming City Center (take a left upon entering, on the right, behind the amphitheater) Artist: Vivian Chen

South Forsyth High School (in front of the Main Office) Artist: Zoe Marsh  

2nd location (pictured on the right of this page) Artist: Vidhi Mehta

South Forsyth Middle School (pictured on the left of this page) Artist: Akshata Joshi

Piney Grove Middle School (pictured below) Artist: Abby Hudson

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