Delta Youth Art Contest

The Delta Protection Commission is having a Delta youth art contest for the 2018 Flood Preparedness Calendar. To enter, please read the rules below. Each entry must be composed of a piece of artwork and the “Contest Rules and Entry & Release Form.”

Submission deadline: July 19, 2017

Contest Rules


Delta residents enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in public, private, and home schools located within the area serviced by the River Delta Unified School District are eligible to participate.


    • Art entries must be on a single sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper, landscape (horizontal).
    • Use white, non-glossy paper. Do not laminate.
    • Artwork must be flat (e.g., no glued pieces or glitter) and able to be scanned.
    • Art mediums accepted include colored pencils, crayons, paint, markers, charcoal, and ink. Computer graphics and photography will not be accepted.
    • Artwork should be specific to the Delta. Actual Delta landmarks, locations, wildlife, and activities are recommended. The topics include birds, fish/fishing, agriculture/farming (such as crops, farm equipment, etc.), Delta towns (such as main streets, buildings, signs, etc.), boating (such as ferries, wind sailing, speedboats, etc.), and bridges. Topics do not need to be related to flood awareness or preparedness.
    • Artwork must be student’s original, “hand drawn” work. For inspiration visit to view Delta photography related to the topic areas. If a photo or other image is used for inspiration the artwork must be significantly different to avoid plagiarism. Artwork should not be traced from another artist’s work.
    • No borders, writing or other information should be included on the artwork.



The contest opens June 9, 2017. Mailed entries must be postmarked by July 19, 2017. Hand-delivered and electronic submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on July 19, 2017. Winners will be notified individually by phone or email by July 28, 2017.


After reviewing and completing the “Contest Guidelines and Entry & Release Form,” submit the hard copies (either originals or high-quality prints) to:

Delta Protection Commission
2101 Stone Boulevard, Ste. 210
West Sacramento, CA 95691

– OR –

Submit scanned, high-resolution (300dpi), electronic files to:

Artwork will not be returned. Students may enter multiple pieces of art. Multiple entries (whether from one student or from a group) can be sent in one package. Each art entry must include a separate “Contest Rules and Entry & Release Form.”

Up to 13 winners will be selected. It is the sole discretion of the Delta Protection Commission staff to choose winners based on the design needs and objectives of the calendar.

All submissions become the property of the Delta Protection Commission and can be used by the Delta Protection Commission for future use in any manner, across any platform, with or without attribution. Attribution may include all or part of the first name, last name, age, and city of the artist. (See the “Contest Rules and Entry & Release Form” for more liability and release information)

Email or call 916.375.4886 for more information.

Contest Rules and Entry & Release Form


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