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.
Visual Art: sketch, painting, photography, digital art, or any type of other media
One-minute Short Film
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 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
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.
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)
Grace School & All-Star Academy (https://www.all-staracademy.com)
Cathy Beauty Wellness