Poster Contest

The City is once again partnering with the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and inviting Red Deer students to participate in the 2019 Our Environment, Our Future Poster Contest. Winners receive prizes!
Photo of Mayor Veer with winner of poster contest and classmates

What is the theme?

The theme is, “Protect Our Species,” which is the 2019 theme for Earth Day. You’re invited to use your imagination and creativity to illustrate your message, such as:

  1. Why is it important to protect our species?
  2. What kind of species do you want to protect? Examples include insects, animals, fish, trees, and plants.
  3. What are actions we can take at home or at school to protect our species? For example, keep our waters clean, pick up litter, avoid using chemical fertilizer or pesticides, or build pollinator hotels.

Posters will be judged based on: 

  1. How well the poster illustrates a message about species protection.
  2. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for species protection.
  3. Artistic ability and creativity.

Only original artwork presented on an 11” × 17” paper that is suitable for framing will be accepted. The poster must be flat. Hand-drawn, photographic and digitally-created art will be accepted.

Who can participate?

Students who attend schools in the city of Red Deer. There are three categories:

  1. Grade 1 to 3
  2. Grade 4 to 6
  3. Grade 7 to 9

Posters may be created individually or in partners.

How do I submit my poster?

Entries must be received by May 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. Please ensure that the poster has your name written on the back of it. Mail your poster and completed 2019 Poster Contest Submission Form (pdf)  to:

Environmental Services
Box 5008
Red Deer, AB  T4N 3T4

Or drop off your submission at the front desks of the following locations: City Hall, Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, or Environmental Services.

What are the prizes?

Winners from each grade category will receive:

  • Grand prize $100 Recreation, Parks and Culture Gift Card (split 50/50 if the poster was created in partners) + a prize worth $200 to the classroom.
  • Runner-Up: $50 Bower Ponds Recreation Gift Card (split 50/50 if the poster was created in partners).

Winners will be notified by telephone by May 20, 2019.

Past winners

On March 22, 2018, in celebration of World Water Day, The City launched the Healthy Waters Poster Contest. Over 80 colourful, creative and informative posters were submitted. Learn more about the 2018 winners and view their posters.