Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest

Capturing Stormwater Runoff Through Art and Film

Last updated Mar. 29, 2018 - 6:20 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 for the 2019 Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest will be available soon. 

2018 Capture It! Contest - Winner Video

Raleigh Stormwater accepts 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.

*If the video doesn't play here, feel free to watch it on YouTube: Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest Winner video.

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

Registration for this contest is now closed. 

2018 Winners

Rain Barrel Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest winners! Winners were announced at the 11th Annual Environmental Awards in March.

Video Winner - "Stormwater Video" by Ryann Bauguess, Rachel Young, and Kira Badrova

Storm Drain Stencil Design Winner - "All Drains to the Neuse" by Genna Stott

Rain Barrel Artwork Design Winner - "Which Side are you on?" by Izabel de Angelo, Davis Lingle, Jonathan Clymer, and Taylor Gantt.

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