We need your help! Calling all Chesapeake Watershed Artists! 

We need your help to submit an original design to help educate residents of York, PA about storm water pollution.  The top five designs will be awarded cash prizes and their artwork will be showcased on storm drains in the city. Our goal is to create street art using storm drains to raise awareness of storm-water pollution.

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Submission Guidelines

The submission must be made by the July 19 deadline to be considered.  

Winners must be able to physically create the artwork at specified downtown locations in York, PA by August 23, 2019 to have them ready for unveiling at the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, August 24-25 held in downtown York. 

Competition is open to all artists age 14 and older.

Artists may submit up to three drawings.


1st place $500

2nd place $400

3rd place $350

4th place $300

5th Place $250

6th Place $250


  • Best creative and impactful use of storm drain within the art work.

  • A panel of local artists and community leaders will select the winning artists by early August.


  • Winners' biographies will be featured on the web page.

  • Paint and safety materials will be provided. Artists must supply their own brushes.

  • Rules from the City of York must be followed.

Submission Application

Please submit an original sketch of your idea to drainart.york@gmail.com by July 19, 2019 along with the following information to be considered for this contest. 

Name *
Address *
Memorandum of Agreement *
I have read the Memorandum of Agreement (see link below) and will follow the rules if selected for this project.

P.S. Please read the Memorandum of Agreement

P.P.S. Don't forget to submit an original sketch of your idea and entry form information to drainart.york@gmail.com by the July 12, 2019 submission deadline to be considered.