2016 Poster Contest




Deadline Extended to Friday, April 8, 2016 by 2:00pm

Submissions – Drop Off

Submissions may be dropped off at:
Sustainable Works
1744 Pearl Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Attn: Gina Garcia, Poster Contest

Submissions – Pick Up

Schools or teachers collecting multiple entries may schedule a pick up by e-mailing:


The Selection Committee will choose winning entries in (4) categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, including a Grand Prize winner, Runner Up and Honorable Mention from each category. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity of idea and artistic expression as they demonstrate the themes of this year’s contest.

Rules & Guidelines

Poster contest entries must comply with ALL of the following criteria to be eligible.

Open to all K-12 students who live or attend school in Santa Monica

Only original artwork will be accepted. No copyrighted material will be accepted

Only one poster submission per student

Posters must be hand drawn (no glue/tape) on white paper with bold, bright, brilliant colors (Pens, paint, crayons, markers, pencils)

High School (grade 9-12) students may submit posters created in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop or any other comparable design software

Poster dimensions MUST be 11”x17” (horizontal or vertical)

The theme, “Buy Local Santa Monica” must appear somewhere on the poster

Include your Name, School, Grade, Teacher’s Name, Mailing Address, Email and Phone Number on the back of your submission

All entries will become property of the City of Santa Monica, which will hold publication rights for the winning entries. Entries may not be returned