Call for Earth Day-themed, student art work

February 14, 2023

Green Earth Day Poster

The City of Hayward is now accepting environmentally-themed works of art from kindergarten through 12thgrad students for its annual Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest.  Interested participants can submit an original poster, poem or essay about Earth Day for the chance to win up to $200 in gift cards.

The contest gives students the opportunity to express their views on water and energy conservation, renewable energy, active transportation, sustainable food, recycling, composting, litter prevention, environmental justice and related topics.

Two winners for poster entries and two winners for poem/essay entries will be selected for each of the following grade categories: K-1st Garde, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade.  Entries will be judged on originality, clarity and expression of theme.

In each category, first-place winners will receive a $200 gift card and second-place winners will receive a $150 gift card.  Teachers of the winning students also will receive gift cards.  Students who submit winning entries will be invited to attend a City Council meeting to receive their prize and a certificate of achievement from Mayor Mark Salinas.

Poster & Writing Contest submissions are due Friday, March 17.  To qualify, all entries must follow the contest rules, which can found here on the City of Hayward website.