The Broward County Government is presenting to you the 2023 Clean Air Calendar Poster Contest, open for free entry and available to students studying in grade K-12 and residing in Broward County. There is a desperate need to lessen the effects of climate change for ourselves and all other living things. Scientists have determined that we should preserve at least 30% of our lands and oceans by the year 2030. Therefore, to make that happen, the Broward County Government is trying to encourage students to come forward and show what our lives and/or the environment would look like if we accomplished this goal. This can be depicted through photography, hand-drawn artwork, or digital media.
To apply for the following contest, the candidates are required to submit their artworks as per the given instructions. The submissions entered will be judged based on the following:
- Effectiveness & Relevance to the theme (75%): Does the artwork effectively illustrate the theme and have a written description relevant to the theme? Does the poster clearly express a message of environmental conservation?
- Creativity & Neatness (25%): Does the student use creative forms of expression? Is the poster neat and easily understood? How much time and effort does the poster, digital art, and photograph exhibit?
Winning entries will be featured in the 2023 Clean Air Calendar. There will be a total of twelve winners and one Grand Prize Winner. The participating school of the Grand Prize Winner (cover image) will be awarded a plaque for display at the school and all winners will receive a prize. Posters submitted for the contest may be used for educational purposes and will become the property of Broward County.
The Broward County Charter provides for a separation between the legislative and administrative functions of government. The nine-member Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and policy-making branch of the County Government. The Commission appoints the County Administrator, County Attorney and County Auditor. The Commission also appoints numerous advisory and regulatory boards. The County Administrator oversees the operations of more than 60 offices, departments, and divisions. Broward County is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Broward County Government|
|Number of Awards||13|
|Contest Deadline||February 11, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Application form, parental release form|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:
- The contest open to all K-12 students
- The student must be residing in Broward County
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form given on the scholarship portal and submit it there only. Additionally, the candidate is required to do the following:
- A Signed Parental Release Form must be completed and sent with the artwork.
- Poster size
- Hand Drawing: no larger than 12 inches x 18 inches and no smaller than 8 inches x 10 inches
- Digital Art: high resolution 300 dpi or higher and submitted as .png or .jpg. Pixel size between 3300 x 2400 and 5100 x 3300
- Photographs: no larger than 12 inches x 18 inches and no smaller than 8 inches x 10 inches and submitted as .png or .jpg
- Poster orientation: LANDSCAPE for all art types. If the submission is not in the landscape orientation, it will be disqualified.
- One paragraph explaining what our lives and environments would look like if we protected 30% of our lands and oceans by 2030 and the importance of them. The paragraph must be no longer than 75 words.
- Only original work will be considered (for example, no magazine cutouts or photos from the Internet).
- Please do not fold posters. Entries must be mailed flat and must not be folded, matted, or mounted.
- Hand-drawing and Broward County Public School Student must submit his work to his teacher.
- Hand-drawing and not a Broward County Public School Student (homeschool, private school, etc.), mail your submission to:
Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department ATTN: Air Outreach Team
115 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- In the case of digital art and photography, submit via the submission form
The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee. There will be a total of twelve (12) winners and one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The participating school of the Grand Prize Winner (cover image) will be awarded a plaque for display at the school and all winners will receive a prize. Posters submitted for the contest may be used for educational purposes and will become the property of Broward County. Winning entries will be featured in the 2023 Clean Air Calendar.
The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is February 11, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.