University of Florida

2017 Earth Day Mail Art Competition

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County!

Submit your original artwork in one of these categories by April 5th.

  • To Earth, With Love - Earth gives us a lot! What do you give back?
  • #LoveTampaBay - Show us why you love Tampa Bay’s waters and wildlife.
  • Plastic Aware - Show us how plastics are impacting the environment and/or communities (people).

Get creative and interpret the category in your own way - these prompts are just here to get you started. All entries will also be eligible to be our Facebook Fan Favorite.

Detailed rules and instructions.

Competition Rules

  • Mail all entries to

    UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County
    Attention: Trevor Ackerman
    12520 Ulmerton Rd
    Largo, FL 33774

  • Include your name, email, phone number, age and the category to which you are submitting the work..
  • You may submit one artwork per category. A single work will not be eligible for judgement in multiple categories.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 for consideration.
  • All work must be original. No perishable items.
  • Read the complete rules and instructions here.

Judging and Prizes

  • Winners will be announced on Friday, April 21 on Facebook and will be notified via phone/email.
  • Each category will be divided into the following age groups - 12 and under, 13-18, and 18+ for judging.
  • Judging will be done by an independent panel of judges from within Pinellas County's art community.
  • Prizes vary by category and age group and must be claimed in a timely manner (on the terms specified in the detailed rules and instructions).
  • A full list of prizes is available in the complete rules and instructions.

Facebook Fan Favorite

  • We will scan or photograph all entries and post them on our Facebook page. The artwork that receives the most likes in each age group will win!
  • All entries will automatically be entered into a Facebook Fan Favorite contest, unless consent is specifically withdrawn at the time of entry.
  • The Facebook Fan Favorite contest will begin on April 10th and the deadline for qualifying votes will be Thursday, April 20th at 12:00 PM (Noon - EST).
  • Winners will be included in the Friday, April 21st announcement and will also receive a prize.





Email: Trevor Ackerman


Thank you to all of our winners and everyone else who entered our 2017 contest.

Keep an eye out for the 2018 contest announcement!

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