Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest

Capturing Stormwater Runoff Through Art and Film

Last updated Dec. 04, 2017 - 1:27 pm
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The City of Raleigh’s “Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest” is an opportunity for high school students to capture the importance of stormwater runoff through art and film in a way that will bring more awareness to the community about the need to improve the water quality of Raleigh’s streams and lakes.

Participants can complete a 60-second video, create a drawing/painting to be placed on a rain barrel, or create a drawing/painting to be used as a stencil for storm drain covers.

Registration closes Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Winners in each category will receive a $300 prize, which will be featured at the 2018 Raleigh Environmental Awards!

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Raleigh Stormwater is accepting entries for the Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest. This is an opportunity for high school students to capture the importance of stormwater runoff through art and film in a way that will help residents understand the positive impacts the community can have on the environment and local waterways. Students are encouraged to create a 60-second video, painting to be placed on a rain barrel, or a drawing to be used as a stencil for storm drain covers. Winners in each category will receive a $300 prize, which will be featured at the 2018 Raleigh Environmental Awards.

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60-second Video Guidelines

The video should show how the Raleigh community could positively impact the environment by improving the water quality of local waterways.

Examples: Proper disposal of pet waste and other pollutants that make streams dirty and unhealthy; Using a rain garden to capture and clean stormwater before it enters a stream or lake.

Videos will be accepted in MP4 or MOV format and should be appropriate for public viewing. Videos with copyrighted music, identifiable brands (example: Google Fiber logo), and inappropriate content will be disqualified.

See examples of last year's winning videos provided below.

Rain Barrel Painting/Drawing Guidelines

Rain Barrel

The rain barrel painting/drawing should show the benefits of capturing, cleaning, and reusing rainwater. Example: Showing that capturing and cleaning stormwater leads to cleaner streams and healthier wildlife.

The drawing must be large enough to be painted on a rain barrel. You may also submit a photo of your artwork already painted/drawn on the rain barrel.

Artwork and design must be original. Inappropriate content will be disqualified (including use of identifiable brands).

 

Photo Credit: The Environmental Blog

Storm Drain Art Drawing Guidelines

Storm Drain Art

Submit a drawing that could be recreated into a stencil for Raleigh Stormwater’s Storm Drain Marking Program.

Artwork should show that only stormwater runoff must enter a storm drain - anything else is harmful to the water in Raleigh’s creeks and lakes!

Artwork and design must be original. Accepted sizes include 23.5-inch diameter for round storm drain covers and 62.5 in. x 14.5 in. for rectangular covers. Inappropriate content will be disqualified (including use of identifiable brands).

 

Photo Credit: City of Tampa 

Submitting Your Contest Entry

The online application for this contest is now available. Entries are due by Friday, Jan. 26.

Note: To submit your video for the stormwater competition, please:

  1. Upload your video submission to dropbox.com;
  2. Once the video has been uploaded, make sure the file is set to the “Only you” member category;
  3. Then, click on Share and then Create a link; and,
  4. Copy and paste the link to your video into your online application under “#6: Documentation.”

2017 Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Streams & Stormwater Video Competition award winners! Winners were announced at the 10th Anniversary of the Environmental Awards in April 2017.

Watch the 2017 Streams & Stormwater Video Competition videos

1st Place - "Be the Change" by Julian Simoes

2nd Place - "Cup of Water" by Chloe Wen and classmates

3rd Place - "Chaplin's Lament" by Jacob Fletcher, Carla Fuller, and Anton Baeza

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