Celebrate our Earth through Art!
2023 EARTH DAY ART CONTEST
PARENTS – Postcards are a great way to share your child’s Earth Day message with grandparents, family and friends. Orders due Thursday, March 30th.
Recognition Ceremony – Sunday, Apr 30
238 youth from Kindergarten through middle school from 20 schools, after school programs, green teams, congregations, scout troops and home schoolers submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 11th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest. Youth learn about energy conservation and environmental stewardship through art to encourage energy savings at home, schools, congregations, and businesses. More than 4,840 youth have participated since we started the program in 2010.
This community education initiative draws on the energy conservation message of Earth Hour and the earth stewardship message of Earth Day to emphasize the important connection between saving energy, saving money and caring for our beautiful blue planet. We incorporate environmental educational content from E.P.A. Energy Star Schools to inspire youth to save energy through simple actions such as turning off lights, the TV, the computer and other electronics when leaving the room.
Indiana gets almost all of its electricity from coal, the greatest source of air, water and global warming pollution. For Hoosiers, saving electricity is one of the easiest ways to save money and be good stewards of the earth. While the emphasis is on saving electricity, we also invite youth to use their imagination and express other ways to protect the environment.
Doing something simple can be a powerful way to show you care about protecting the planet for young people.
Many thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors & Friends!
2022 EARTH DAY ART CONTEST
255 youth from grades Kindergarten through High School from 20 schools, after school programs, green teams, congregations, scout troops and home schoolers submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 10th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest. Youth learn about energy conservation and environmental stewardship through art to encourage energy savings at home, schools, congregations, and businesses. More than 4,600 youth have participated since we started the program in 2010.
Mayor Jim Brainard recognized the winners & semi-finalists on May 3, 2022 at Carmel City Hall. And the winners are Pravindi Dharmarathne, Hannah Holtsclaw, Emma Spahn, Angela Wang, Leah Adal, Edward Copsey, Madison Bowser, Skylar Welch, and Mira Modglin! Semi-finalists include Caroline McCaw, Hunter Kramarz, Aadhya Sama, Lilianna Hotten, Cordelia Bridgeman, Vivian Jordan, Aria Williamson, Maxwell Dutton, Jonah Mindham, Lauren Habegger, Evan Griesenauer, Allie List, Prudence Peng, Sadie Kenison, Julia Herstein, Rachel Mehle, Ben Howard, Hala Pietranczyk, and Lucy Pike. Honorable Mention include Kayla Aba, Bria Adams, Savannah Badger, Zelia Bancroft, Amy Blacker, Bailey Burns, Harris Catlin, Maggie Crislip, Cameron Forgey, Abigail Gregg, Layla Holmes, Reece Hughes, Ruth Huljak, Cali Hynds, Lainey Kanzinger, Sydney Kern, Wren Kuznarsky, Dominic Laderach, Ada Lopez, Luuk Mora, Raina Muellner, Eleanor Purvis, Advaitha Satishkumar, Faith Stewart, Will Taylor and Stella Zeckel.
“My artwork is inspired by the movie WALL-E …
The humans don’t take care of Earth and they can’t even live on it anymore.
I don’t want that to happen, so I am asking people
to do their best to throw away their trash
and I will do the same.”
2nd Grade Winner
“When people see my artwork, I want them to notice that when I drew this,
I didn’t draw it for any random reason and I want everyone to try and help the earth”
3rd Grade Winner
“When people see my artwork, I want them to notice the electric car
and the light switch powered by SOLAR POWER.”
4th Grade Winner
“I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because
we need healthy foods, cleaner air and a world that is green and beautiful.”
5th Grade Winner
“Without earth we wouldn’t be here.
We must protect it for the millions of species that can’t”
7th Grade Winner
This is an awesome program thanks to strong community support! Many thanks to teachers, parents, religious youth leaders, green team leaders and girl scout troop leaders for working with our youth on this important environmental education program. Thanks to our judges for lending your expertise: Mary Jane Roth, Celestine Donnelly and Ken Rabbers. Special thanks to volunteers who make the program possible: Monica Cannaley, Cindy Muse, Madelyn Zalon, Richard Lopez, Alex Workman, and Indrani Sarkar and her family. And a huge thanks to Linda Downer for managing the art contest and coordinating with everyone!
2021 EARTH DAY ART CONTEST
Almost 150 youth from 14 schools, scout troops, and faith groups submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 9th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest. This brings the total to about 4,350 students since we started the program in 2010.
The recognition ceremony was held on May 20, 2021 at Carmel City Hall. Congrats to the winners! This year’s finalists include Hannah Holtsclaw, Benjamin Shultz, Vivian Jordan, Evelyn Sherman, Madison Bowser, Hannah Williams, Alexandria Marble and Mira Modglin. Semi-finalists include Lucas Cohee, Simone Downer, Lauren Fairman, Aadhya Khosa, Elizabeth LeVora, Macy Eltz, Bailey Watson, Graham Marble, Cadence Hamlett, Isabelle Filardo, and Claire Covey. Honorable Mention include Olive Grogg, Coco Shneyderov, Yeeko Li, Kaleb Ghaim, Parker Cobb, Davin Song, Bailey Scarlett Burns, Amber, Haylee Bolster, Elliot Koziura, Claira Rood, Yeonwoo Kim, Gavin Rendell, Carley Hunter, and Akshita Saini.
Thanks to Beth Maier for these awesome photos!!!
Many thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors & Friends!
This is an awesome program thanks to strong community support!
A huge thanks to Linda Downer for stepping up to help manage this wonderful program!!!Thanks to our panel of judges!
Thanks to the exhibit host sites!
Exhibits give our youth a voice, empowering them
to inspire our community to live more sustainably.