Earth Day Youth Art Contest 2022

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Create and share the art that inspires you to Love Your Parks!

Girl laying in a field surrounded by flowers with her eyes shut

Let your imagination run wild as you draw your favorite park activity, your dream ultimate playground or your hidden spot to guess at cloud formations. Express yourself with colors, style and creativity, and most of all, have FUN. Let’s celebrate Earth Day by showing the awesomeness of the outdoors!

Artwork will be featured on our social media and, and every participant will receive a small thank you gift. In addition, winners from each age group will have their artwork featured on posters throughout Santa Clara County Parks and receive a grand prize.

Why do you love Santa Clara County Parks?

In celebration of Earth Day, we'd love for you to share your thoughts on why you love Santa Clara County Parks in art form. Include a 1-3 sentence description with your artwork. 

Your original artwork must be submitted by Sunday, May 15.


Contest Rules

  1. Each person may submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork
  2. Artwork can be any medium - crayon, pencil, pens, watercolor, charcoal, digital, etc.
  3. Artwork must be 8.5” x 11” format (landscape or portrait)
  4. Include first name and age on artwork in lower right-hand corner (open to anyone entering grades Pre-K to 12 in 2022)
  5. Include a 1-3 sentence description of why you love Santa Clara County Parks
  6. Submit original artwork under the appropriate school grade level
  7. Complete the submission form in full
  8. Submit artwork and submission form online or print and mail (postmarked) by 11:59pm PST, May 15, 2022
  9. Winners will be notified via email by June 30, 2022
  10. Prizes will be mailed by July 31, 2022 (restricted to contiguous United States)
  11. To submit artwork online, complete the SU​BMISSION FORM​ and attach artwork
  12. To submit artwork by mail, print and fill out the SUBMISSION FORM, and mail with artwork to:​

Santa Clara County Parks
Earth Day Youth Art Contest
298 Garden Hill Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Contest Agreement

By entering the contest, you accept and agree to all rules, terms, and conditions. Artwork submitted may be used for any and all purposes anywhere and in perpetuity at no compensation. Winning and non-winning photo submissions may be used in Santa Clara County Parks social media channels, website and other park publications. The contest is open to participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation; prizes will be restricted to the contiguous United States. Employees of Santa Clara County Parks are not eligible to participate.

Original artwork must be uploaded or postmarked by 11:59 pm PT, May 15, 2022.

Questions? Email [email protected]

2021 Art Contest Winners

Many thanks to all who participated in our first Youth Art Contest to celebrate Earth Day. With 225+ amazing entries, it was challenging to select winners in each age group and category. The collection below shows the winning artwork for each age group, in the categories of ‘Enjoying a SCC Park,’ ‘Protecting a SCC Park,’ ‘Volunteering at a SCC Park,’ and ‘Keeping Wildlife Wild.’ 

These terrific pieces of art will be featured in posters to be displayed at County Parks this April and winners will receive a prize (parents/guardians to be contacted via email). Everyone who submitted their artwork will receive a participation gift. 

Call us amazed by the creativity and talent from our youth!​​​

Volunteer lettered drawing


Painting of a girl in pink with a crown




art piece of a kid raising his arms up of  joy on a trail




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