Rain Barrel Contest


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The 2016 Erie County Rain Barrel Painting Contest Registration is Closed.  Please see contact information below to get on the mailing list for next year’s contest.

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is proud to announce the 2016 Rain Barrel Painting Contest for schools and student-based community groups in Erie and Niagara counties in honor of Earth Day 2016! 

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 the theme, Rain Barrels – Every Drop Counts!  The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo, Inc. is awarding generous cash prizes for the three winning barrel designs. 

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For our 4th year of the contest, we are excited to announce a partnership with the Buffalo Sabres Green Team.  The Buffalo Sabres Green Team is dedicated to the sustainability of the environment in Western New York and educating their fans on conservation issues, ways to be greener, and reducing your environmental footprint. 

Winners will be awarded generous cash prizes at our annual Earth Day celebration in April, 2016.  All participating schools will receive 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, 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

Download the Rules

Download the Photo Release Form. Send completed form to Kristen.Guadagno@erie.gov