2015 Rain Barrel Design Contest


Saturday, April 18, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Porter County Expo Center
215 East Division Road, Valparaiso


* See 2014 competitors * See 2013 competitors

2015 K-12 School Rain Barrel Design Competition

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Download 2015 forms, guidelines and information for competitors


Brummitt Elementary School, Chesterton
Chesterton High School, Chesterton
Discovery Charter School, Porter
Elsie Wadsworth Elementary, Griffith
Forest Ridge Academy, Schererville
Frank H. Hammond, Munster
G. R. Clark High School, Whiting
Grimmer Middle School, Schererville
Hayes Leonard, Valparaiso
Joseph Hess Elementary, Hammond
Kouts Elementary, Kouts
Krueger Middle School, Michigan City
Lake Central High School, St. John
Lincoln Elementary, Hammond
Michigan City High School
Nativity of Our Savior, Portage
Northview Elementary, Valparaiso
Portage High School
Saint Paul Catholic School, Valparaiso
Shults-Lewis, Valparaiso
Solon Robinson Elementary School, Crown Point
South Haven Elementary, Valparaiso
St. Mary Catholic Community School, Crown Point
St. Mary School, Griffith
St. Patrick School, Chesterton
St. Paul's Lutheran, Munster
Three Creeks Elementary, Lowell
Valparaiso High School
Warren G Harding, Hammond
Westville Middle-High School

Teachers and schools interested in participating will get a rain barrel that they can paint or decorate with 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 18, by the visitors at the 2015 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 $200 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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