Save the Rain Barrel Painting Contest


Onondaga County's Save the Rain program invites youth and adults to participate in the Save the Rain Barrel Painting Contest.

The deadline for the submission of designs for the rain barrel painting contest has been extended until WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH.

Artists may work alone or in groups. However, limit of one submission per individual or group.

There will be 8-15 designs selected in both the adult and youth category. Winning artists will be notified via e-mail on February 14th. The artist is expected to paint the winning design on the rain barrel no later than March 31st.

Guidelines on recommended primers, paints and lacquers will be included in the e-mail. Some primers and lacquers will be available from sponsors.

All entrants will be invited to attend the Rain Barrel Art Gala in Downtown Syracuse in mid to late April. Prizes will be awarded in each age category, including a “People’s Choice” award. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the top designs.

For inspiration, visit or do an Internet search using ‘rain barrel painting.’ There are many beautiful, fun, inspiring examples.

The deadline for initial design submissions is February 19, 2014. 

Please send submissions to:
Amy Samuels
Onondaga Environmental Institute
102 W. Division Street, 3rd Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204

Download PDF of contest instructions and more information.

If you have any questions, contact Amy Samuels at or
(315) 443-1757

Posted On: February 11, 2014
Listed As: Arts Forum