2016 Rain Barrel Design Contest


Saturday, April 16, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Porter County Expo Center
215 East Division Road, Valparaiso


Download a promotional flyer

* See 2014 competitors * See 2013 competitors

Congratulations 2016 Winners

Middle/Junior/High School

First Place: Nativity of Our Savior

Second Place: Discovery Charter School

Third Place: Chesterton High School


First Place: South Haven Elementary

Second Place: John Wood Elementary

Third Place: Iddings Elementary


2016 K-12 School Rain Barrel Design Competition

Download 2016 forms, guidelines and information for competitors

The competitors include:

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Harrison Elementary
Carrie Gosch Elementary School
Chesterton High School
Clifford Pierce Middle School
Discovery Charter School
Fieler elementary school
Griffith High School
Hayes Leonard Elementary
Iddings Elementary
John Wood Elementary School
Kesling Middle School
Kouts Elementary
Kouts High School
Merrillville High School
Merrillville Intermediate School
Michigan City High School
Miller Elementary School
Morgan Township
Nativity of Our Savior
Northview Elementary
Portage High School
Saint Paul Catholic School
Salk Elementary School
South Haven Elememtary
St. Patrick
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Union Township Middle School
Westville Elementary

Teachers and schools interested in participating will get a rain barrel that they can paint or decorate with their own environmentally-friendly materials and illustrate an environmental theme.

All rain barrels in the competition will be displayed and judged between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, by the visitors at the 2016 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center.

The winners will be announced at the end of the Earth Day Celebration, around 4 p.m.

Each guest entering the Celebration will receive a ticket to use to cast a vote for their favorite barrel in the competition. Awards will be given in each of two categories:

1) Elementary and

2) Middle, Intermediate and High School.

Classes or schools winning first prize will receive a $150 classroom scholarship.

Second prizes will win a $50 classroom scholarship and a hand chair, and third place will win a $50 classroom scholarship.

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Which barrel will get your vote?





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