Local artists encouraged to
beautify the District one DC Water storm drain at a time Five winners
will receive $500 each and will paint their design on DC
Water storm drains
DC Water this week launched an art contest
encouraging District residents to submit designs that communicate
the importance of the DC Clean Rivers Project and the need to
invest in water and sewer infrastructure in the District.
“The cleaner Anacostia River is bringing a revitalization to the
Anacostia River waterfront,” said DC Water CEO David L. Gadis. “In
addition to the vibrant city life, the cleaner river is also
welcoming back wildlife and aquatic species. This is a unique
opportunity for local artists to express their feelings for the
environmental and urban resurgence, as well as their vision for the
healthier future of all three waterways—the Anacostia and Potomac
rivers and Rock Creek.”
Artists should follow the following guidelines to submit an entry:
Must have clearly
visible the artist's first and last name, address, and an
artist statement or bio.
All entries must
reflect the theme of the contest, “Cool arts and cleaner
Artists may submit
only one entry, but up to three concept ideas.
Submissions must be
received electronically or postmarked by June 8, 2019.
Submissions can be sent electronically (PDG, PNG,
JPEG) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Office of
Marketing and Communications, 1385 Canal Street, SE Washington, DC
Designs will be judged on creativity/uniqueness, visual impact and
skill and technique. Winners will be announced at a Cool Arts &
Cleaner Rivers event in June. For more information, please