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My Green School Art Contest!

  • 04/01/2011
  • 04/29/2011
  • Michigan


  • Deadline for US mail (postmark) is April 20, and for e-mail is April 22 (Earth Day). See contest entry details below.

What: The US Green Building Council - Detroit Regional Chapter, Green Schools Committee is please to invite elementary students to demonstrate their "green school" through art work.

Why: To promote the
Green School in a Lunchbox!

Who: Any child in a Michigan school, Grades K-5, can enter.

  • 3 semi-finalists from each grade, K-5, will be invited to a luncheon sponsored by ecoSTORE USA for final judging and awarded a participation certificate.
Finalists :
  • 1st place winners from each grade will be honored at the Green Living Festival Charity Preview, Thursday, May 12
  • Artwork displayed
    • in the Oakland Press newspaper
    • at the Green Living Festival, Rochester, May 13-15
    • at ecoSTORE USA headquarters, Auburn Hills, MI
  • Will receive Goodbyn® lunchbox and Bobble waterbottle
  • Margaret Matta, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Chair of USGBC-DRC Green Schools Committee
  • Daniel Cascardo, prominent local artist
  • Brenda Pescia, retired elementary art teacher



  • Create a picture to show what makes your school green,or how your school could be green
  • Do not use glitter, copyrighted images or trademarks.
  • For judging purposes, do not include the student’s name or use the name of the school in the artwork.
  • Do not include matting or framing with submission.
Deadline & Submission:
  • Submission by  email with (scanned document) attachment or by US mail.
    • Online entries are due Earth Day, April 29, 2011
    • Mail entry must be postmarked by April 27, 2011
    • Dates have been extended.
Final Judging:
  • The top 18 submitted entries will be asked to mail the original artwork for final judging.
Judging Criteria:
  • Concept: Does it communicate the theme or message?
  • Creativity: Is the art original and unique?
  • Quality: Is there effective use of materials?
  • Judge’s decisions are final.
If you have any questions, contact Connie Lilley at 248-830-0476 or connie@ecostoreusa.com


To register and submit on-line (by 4/22):
  • Include all of the following information in an email to MyGreenSchoolArt@drc-usgbc.org, along with a file attached of scanned artwork:
    • Student/Artist Full Name
    • Grade, School District & Name
    • Teacher/Parent's (adult submitting entry)
      • Full Name
      • Full Address
      • Relationship to Child (Teacher, Parent)
      • Email Address (used for contest only)
      • Phone Number
To register by mail (postmarked by 4/20):
  • Print, complete and mail the application, and artwork to:
              My Green School Art Contest
              26913 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 200
              Southfield, MI 48033

All information is for internal use only and will not be publicized. Parents and/or teacher agrees the artwork can be displayed. Only student's first name will be used in display unless authorized.

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Green School in a Lunchbox! is a web-based, vibrant, and animated “lunchbox” which introduces concepts of sustainable building to K-5th grade students.  Through grade-appropriate, hands-on educational activities, young students will be introduced to concepts of sustainability within the built environment and how daily choices affect our environment, community and world. For more information on the Green School in a Lunchbox! program, please visit the US Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter - Green Schools Committee website: http://drc-usgbc.org/committees/green-schools-advocacy.html.

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