2021 Design Contest Theme is “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain”
The Lake George Association is seeking original artwork for the thirteenth annual Lake George Bookmark Design Contest.
Entries are accepted from all students attending public, private, or home schools located within the Lake George watershed.
The Lake George watershed is 233 square miles and includes the towns of Lake George, Bolton, Hague, Ticonderoga, Putnam, Dresden, Fort Ann, Queensbury, the village of Lake George, Horicon, Lake Luzerne and Warrensburg.
The deadline for entries to be received is April 26, 2021
Entries can be mailed to:
Emily Boucher, Environmental Educator
Lake George Association
PO Box 408
Lake George, NY 12845
or emailed to: [email protected]
About the theme “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain”
Polluted stormwater (water from storms that capture nutrients, soil and debris) is one of the biggest threats to Lake George water quality. Water that flows into storm drains all around the Lake flows directly in Lake George without treatment.
Because of that system, anything other than rainwater entering storm drains has the potential to harm the Lake’s water quality. So, we encourage students (like we encourage adults, property owners, businesses and visitors to focus on ways to prevent stormwater pollution.
Ideas that fit the theme include keeping storm drains free of debris, “No Dumping, Drains to Lake”, stopping pollution, keeping Lake George water clean, no littering, capturing rainwater and diverting it away from the Lake, etc.
You can learn more about stormwater threats to Lake George by searching “polluted stormwater” on our website.
About the Contest
The Lake George Bookmark Design Contest engages Lake George area students in an arts contest to develop and promote a lake-saving message.
Each year, the winning entry is printed on a bookmark along with the student’s name and school. The bookmarks are professionally printed and widely distributed to area schools, libraries, and other locations. The student is also recognized at a ceremony at the home school. In addition, a news release announcing the winner is distributed.
A limited number of bookmarks are still available from previous year’s at the LGA. Contact us if you would like a supply for your school or library.