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Posted on: April 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest is open and will close on April 18, 2019

Art Contest examples 2019

Know an aspiring young artist or rising environmental activist? Invite them to participate in the @DMWTProgram Art Contest! @TxDOT and @KeepTXBeautiful invite students K-12 to submit artwork  promoting litter prevention.

Know an aspiring young artist or rising environmental activist?Invite them to participate in the @DMWTProgram Art Contest! @TxDOT and @KeepTXBeautiful invite students K-12 to submit artwork  promoting litter prevention. Winners receive a gift card and their framed artwork. Share today to help  educate and engage youth within our community: 

What is it? Hosted by Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation, the 2019 Don’t mess with  Texas® K-12 Art Contest invites Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their  best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar.  The purpose of the Contest is to inspire our future leaders to refrain from littering, advocate for litter  prevention, and keep Texas beautiful. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be  selected from each grade. The contest opened January 14. All submissions must be postmarked by  April 18.  

Who can compete in the contest? Students in grades K-12. 

What are the rules?  Contest rules, eligibility and design rules can be found at 

What are the prizes?  Thirteen winners will be selected and featured on the 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. He or she  will win a $100 Visa gift card donated by KTB. Teachers representing students who produce the 13  winning designs will each win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.  

Can teachers include this in their curriculum?  YES! In fact, in our toolkit at we include a Teacher Lesson Plan Guide. 

 When will winners be announced? May 2019.

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