“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

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The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has officially launched the 3rd Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest, where students in North Carolina from kindergarten through high school can submit their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state.

Artwork should focus on actions that people can take to reduce air pollution from vehicles and help keep our air clean. Examples include walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, using electric vehicles or biofuels, and more. Please make artwork family-friendly, non-partisan and non-copyrighted. You can learn about the alternatives at Clean Transportation or Fuel What Matters

See last year’s winners at Winners announced for the “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest and Student Art Contest Winners Share Their StoryArt submissions will be accepted through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Public voting will begin on Monday, April 20 and last through Sunday, April 26 – stay tuned for a link to vote once all submissions are received!

Submit your artwork online or email Nicole Wilson at nadeck@ncsu.edu, including the artist’s first and last name, grade level and school name, if applicable.

The winner will be chosen based on:

  • Relevance and appropriateness of the message
  • Visual design
  • Public votes on our Facebook account

Artwork in a more horizontal rectangular shape (about the shape of a billboard) is recommended. Recommended dimensions:

  • 400h x 1400w pixels at 72 ppi in RGB mode
  • 400h x 840w pixels at 72 ppi
  • Save as JPG, PNG or BMP at maximum quality
  • Note: Text may be added on final billboards with the “Keep Our Air Clean” tagline.

Artists who are over 18 or parents/legal guardians submitting on behalf of their children can submit artwork – you are agreeing to the legal terms below. Teachers submitting artwork on behalf of their students must return a signed permission form.

Legal Terms
By submitting this photograph, image, graphic, or video (collectively the “work”) you hereby agree to the following:
• You certify and warrant that you are the legal guardian of the minor who is submitting the artwork or are the artist and are legally an adult.
• You certify and warrant that the work is your work or your child’s own original creative work and does not violate or infringe the copyright or other proprietary or intellectual property rights of others.
• You retain all copyright and equivalent rights but grant permission for NC State University to use, reproduce, distribute, and/or release the work to the public in any manner and in any medium without payment of any fee, and in perpetuity.
• North Carolina State University reserves the right to use contestants’ names and works for educational publicity and/or promotional purposes, including website or exhibition of winning entries. You understand that the works will be shared with reporters covering these awards and for promotion of the competition itself. You hereby give North Carolina State University nonexclusive rights to use yours or your child’s name, likenesses, quotes and submissions for educational publicity and/or promotional purposes. This includes but is not limited to website display, print materials, and exhibits.
• You hereby agree to indemnify NC State University, its trustees, officers, agents, and employees, from any and all claims, demands, and liabilities (including attorneys’ fees) incurred as a result of a final judgment or settlement or any claim or legal proceeding arising out of or resulting from a breach or claimed breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.