Sustainability art contest open for WUSTL community children

Have budding young artists in the house? WUSTL campus sustainability committees want to show off their talents.

A sustainability art contest for Washington University children attending kindergarten through high school will be held at WUSTL to raise awareness among university families of the importance of sustainable living.

Young artists can use any color in their palettes to create sustainability-themed artwork.

Young family members of Danforth and Medical campus faculty, staff, students and contract employees can submit original works of art that focus on themes of sustainability.

Winners will come from four age groups — Grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12 — and will receive prizes from the Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Garden. Winners’ artwork also will be displayed in exhibits on the Danforth and Medical campuses this fall.

Entry forms and a contest kit are posted at Entries will be accepted between July 12 and Sept. 30.

Suggested themes for artwork include:

  • Sustainable transportation
  • Reducing energy use
  • Sustainable food
  • “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
  • “The Power of One.”

To submit entries, mail the original artwork and an entry form through campus mail or bring to a drop-off location.

For the School of Medicine community, send to Art Contest, Campus Box 8222, or drop off in person at the Dean’s Suite on the first floor of the North Building, Suite 1800.

For the Danforth Campus community, send to Will Fischer, Campus Box 1018, or drop off in person at the Human Resources offices at the Danforth and West campuses or with Sandi LaManna at Quadrangle Housing on North Campus.

Entries must be no larger than 8 inches by 11 inches. To have artwork returned when the contest is finished, list a name and return Campus Box address on the back of the artwork.

The contest is sponsored by the Sustainability Awareness Committee on the Medical Campus and the Energy Awareness Committee on the Danforth Campus.

The contest kit contains an outline for a family discussion on sustainability that includes suggestions for topics and how to set sustainability goals as a family.

To get involved in the WUSTL Energy and Sustainability Awareness Committees, e-mail Deborah Howard at for the Danforth Campus or Wendy Flusser at for the Medical Campus.