Rain Barrel Contest


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Erie County Rain Barrel Painting Contest registration is full at this time.

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is proud to announce the 2017 Rain Barrel Painting Contest for schools and student-based community groups in Erie and Niagara counties in honor of Earth Day 2017! 

All are encouraged to enter as a team, either through a class or an after-school program.  The team will design and paint a rain barrel provided by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo, Inc. For our 5th year of the contest, the theme is Harvest a Resource, Recycle the Rain!  

Click here to see the 2017 submissions!


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All participating schools will retain their final painted rain barrels to use, donate or raffle as desired.

We encourage teachers to incorporate environmental lessons in the classroom wherever possible on conserving resources, recycling rainwater, stormwater pollution prevention, and reusing materials for a sustainable planet.

This contest is limited to the first 50 entrants.  Please register via the link below ASAP if you are interested in participating


Register Here - Registration for the 2017 Rain Barrel Painting Contest is full at this time.  For further information please contact Kristen Guadagno at Kristen.Guadagno@erie.gov.

Download the Rules

Download the Photo Release Form

Send completed form to Kristen.Guadagno@erie.gov