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Calling all elementary and middle school students!

Help us celebrate our Lowcountry environment through YOUR original artwork!

Contest Information

Help us celebrate our Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival! The Outside Foundation invites elementary and middle school students to submit their original artwork for the opportunity to have it turned into temporary tattoos for the festival. This contest is designed to showcase students' love for the environment and their favorite aspects of living in the Lowcountry while also allowing them to express their creativity and environmental awareness through art.


Who can enter: The contest is open to all elementary and middle school students.

Themes: Your design should feature creatures from the Lowcountry or the salt marsh environment. Examples include crabs, pelicans, dolphins, marsh grass, oysters, etc.

Artwork Types: Acceptable formats include paintings, drawings, or original digital artwork. For examples of artwork, please see page three of this document.


Size: Designs should be suitable for turning into a temporary tattoo. Keep your artwork clear and simple enough to be recognizable at a small size. Background illustrations should be minimal. Note: We may alter images slightly to ensure a high-quality tattoo design

Submission & Deadline

Designs must be submitted by June 14, 2024. Please submit a high-quality scan of your artwork (300 dpi or larger) by filling out the attached submission form linked below. 

Teachers or Group Leaders may upload multiple forms in one submission. If you are not able to submit the form, email with the subject line "Tattoo Contest"  


Winners will be chosen by a panel of community judges and will be announced by June 30, 2024. Winning designs will be digitized and produced as temporary tattoos to be distributed during the Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival. Winners will also receive special recognition at the event and a prize from The Outside Foundation.


Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 4 PM - 8 PM, Shelter Cove Community Park. 

Learn More Here.


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