Media Release

“Saving My Alachua” Environmental Art Contest

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environment Protection Department invites students to participate in the County's second annual "Saving My Alachua" Environmental Art Contest. The contest is open to all K-12 students in Alachua County, including homeschoolers, and encourages students to create artwork depicting their passion for the environment.

The artwork should address one of the following topics: water conservation, stormwater pollution, natural habitat protection, wilderness and wildlife protection, or proper disposal of toxic waste. Submissions must be no larger than 8 ½" x 11" in size, and must be presented horizontally (landscape). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each of the thirteen grade categories.  Selected winners will be featured in the 2016 Saving My Alachua Calendar.  All winning artwork will be displayed in the County Administration Building during the month of April 2015.

“Last year’s inaugural contest was a great success with 185 submissions from 11 Alachua County schools,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Senior Planner, Eliana Bardi.

View the contest flier and entry form.

Visit the Saving My Alachua Art Contest Facebook page.

The 2015 Saving My Alachua Calendar features winning artwork along with tips on protecting the environment, and is now available for pick up at the office of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (408 W. University Ave, Suite 106, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) while supplies last.

For more information, contact Eliana Bardi at 352-264-6810 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).