2013 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning organized the 2013 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest. It was open to teams of students from middle and high schools in Erie and Niagara counties. Each team designed and painted a rain barrel that was retrofitted from a syrup concentrate barrel provided by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo, Inc. The Erie County Water Quality Committee and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition are committed to protecting and improving water quality in the region. They encouraged teams to learn about how they can protect water quality. You can now see a map of where the rain barrels are located!
Visit our stormwater pollution prevention website for videos and brochures on how YOU can prevent stormwater pollution.
You can also visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's "We All Live in a Watershed" webpage.
The Coca-Cola Bottling
|The Erie County Department
of Environment & Planning
The Erie County
Water Quality Committee
|The Western New York
Each team submitted up to four photographs, as well as a short description of their concept for the judges. The judging was anonymous, but you can view the photographs with the school names included. Rain barrel designs were judged on how well they fit the theme, "Rainwater is a Resource, Not Just Runoff." They were also judged on creativity and neatness & execution. The winners were announced at the Press Event on April 24th.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo, Inc. awarded the winning teams with cash prizes for their efforts!
First Place: $500 to Lewiston-Porter High School Studio Art Students - Mr. Joshua Milovich
Second Place: $250 to City Honors School Art Club - Ms. Seana Root
Third Place: $250 to Lancaster High School Krazee Kraft Club - Ms. Amy Balling
The winners were announced on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 3:00pm in the Erie County Rath Building lobby located at 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York 14202. Thank you to all who attended! Check out the press: