2021 Clearwater Innovation Annual Art and Short Film Contest 

Contest Topic - Plastic and Water

Do you know that one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute?  Around 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year? 90% of drinking water contains microplastics. By 2050, there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight. The goal of this art contest is to generate awareness of plastic pollution in water sources and encourage less use of one-time plastics in our daily life. 


Art Categories

  • Visual Art: sketch, painting, photography, digital art, or any type of other media

  • One-minute Short Film 


Age Groups 

  • Lower Grade Group: K to 7th graders

  • Upper Grade Group: 8th to 12th graders



Cash awards and certificates will be given to the top two winners for each category and each age group, a total of 8 awards. 



  • Please submit your art or short film to weimpactcommunity.yt@gmail.com in this format:
    Title of email: Last Name, First Name, Category (Art or Short Film), Grade
    Body of email: attached file 

  • Recommended image file formats are JPEG, TIFF, and PNG and video file formats are MP4, m4v or MPEG-4.  

  • Students can submit both art and short film. There is no limit on the total submissions. 

  • The submission deadline is February 21st, 2021 PST


Judging Criteria

The artwork is evaluated based on its creativity, relevance to the topic, and technical skills. Young artists are encouraged to research the topic of plastic pollution and its damage to water sources such as the ocean, lakes, and drinking water.


Judging Panel

Professional art teacher will be judging the submissions. The judging panels will be announced soon.



You must be a student in elementary, middle or high school to participate in this competition. Students from any state or country are eligible to participate.


Copyright & Plagiarism

The artwork and video submitted must be created by you and based on your own ideas. By submitting the art and video, you agree that you created the work by yourself and did not copy it from any other sources. If the video has music, it must be royalty-free. The work will be disqualified if it infringes on someone’s intellectual property. 


Note to Parents

A parent or guardian must review and sign each submission form. Be sure to read all rules and guidelines with your student to make sure that submissions adhere to our guidelines.

Event Host Partners

We Impact (www.weimpactcommunity.com)

Art Hub (www.arthubsd.com)

Event Sponsors

Grace School & All-Star Academy (https://www.all-staracademy.com)

Cathy Beauty Wellness 

Clearwater Innovation

A program of WE IMPACT Corp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company 

A student-run enviromental advocacy program founded by Emily Tianshi and Kyle Tianshi. Concerned about the global water crisis and water pollution, they have been conducting scientific research related to moisture harvesting and microplastic contamination from their home lab. Through events and educational programs, they encourage students to share water project ideas, advocate for change via blogs on this website, and utilize their creativity to solve environmental problems.

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