CONTEST: Paint A Bucket. End Tobacco Litter. Win Up To $250!

Paint a Bucket to End Cigarette Litter
Calling all artists and everyone who wants to help end tobacco litter!
We are having a community contest to draw attention to the many 10-gallon buckets we are putting outside businesses to collect cigarette butts, by colorfully painting them with an ocean theme. Fish, whales, dolphins, otters, turtles, birds, crabs… all are affected by tobacco litter. It’s fun and easy to help, and you could win a cash prize!  Children, adults, families and groups — as well as professional artists — are all encouraged to participate. Only 30 pots are available, so sign up now!


Official Rules
1. Contest deadline is March 30, 2017. Call 650 355-1668 or email us
2. Sign up on our website. We provide a 10-gallon metal bucket. With a healthy ocean theme, you paint however you like. Please leave an area about 6 x 6 inches undecorated so we can apply our sponsor’s logo stickers.
3. Take photographs of your process and finished bucket!
4. A panel of 3 judges from the community will determine the winners in each category based on creativity, message and visibility.
5. Winning buckets will be announced and entries displayed at EcoFest on Earth Day, April 22, on social media and our website.
6. All buckets will be on display, and then put to use throughout the community, as receptacles for tobacco litter. Pacifica Beach Coalition retains ownership of the buckets.

The Categories
A. Youth, Youth Group or Family
B. Adult, 18 years or older
C. Professional Artist
The Awards
A. Youth, Youth Group or Family:
First Place: $100,
Second Place: $75
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention: $25
B. Adult, 18 years or older:
First Place: $100
Second Place: $75
Third Place: $50
C. Professional Artist: $250


Made possible by Pacifica Beach Coalition; Adventure Out, a leading outdoor school providing surf lessons in Pacifica, donated the cash prizes; and a grant from Keep America Beautiful provided funding for the buckets to reduce tobacco litter.

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