Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Don't Mess With Texas Elementary School Art Contest

Don’t mess with Texas® and Keep Texas Beautiful invite you to set aside time for their Elementary School Art Contest.  Plus, after seeing last night's entries into the Cubanapolis, I know we have some very talented and artistic young men in our Pack!  

We need to do all we can to motivate young Texans to keep our environment free of trash. This contest is a great way to share the Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention messages with our Scouts so that they learn good habits now to last them a lifetime!

Inspired by their creativity and desire to protect our environment, elementary school students from across Texas can submit their best litter prevention design to be considered for the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Entries will be judged based on creativity/uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message and interpretation of theme, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness.

Each winner will also win an iDeaUSA 8 tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market. All student winners and their artwork will be showcased on the Don't mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media sites, at the 2016 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference, in media announcements and through other means as appropriate.

The contest runs January 11 - April 8.  That means, all entries must be submitted or postmarked by April 8, 2016. Winners will be announced in early May 2016.

Entries should promote the Don’t Mess With Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention messages in order to encourage the protection of our Texas roadways and environment. The purpose of the contest is to inspire our future leaders to refrain from littering, advocate for litter prevention, and take action to keep Texas beautiful.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage our future leaders to prevent littering, protect our roadways, and keep Texas beautiful.

You can get a copy of the entry form here and the full contest rules here.  


A few of the 2015 winners were:

(Third grader)


(First Grade)

See them all here.

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