Save The Bay’s “Old School Art Contest”

Participate in Save The Bay’s “Old School Art Contest”

How do YOU see Narragansett Bay? Do you have a favorite Bayside location? Or maybe you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming or kayaking with your family or friends?

Show us by putting down the devices, and getting back to basics, using markers, crayons, pencils or paint to capture the contest theme, “My Bay.” Winners will receive a print of their drawing on canvas, and more!

All entries must be received by May 25, 2020. The entry period for the Old School Art Contest is closed. Thank you to all of our participants! We look forward to announcing our winners in June 2020.


All students in grades K-12. One entry per student.

Grade Level Categories:

  • K-1
  • 2-4
  • 5-8
  • 9-12


All entries must be on letter paper (8.5”x11”) with landscape orientation and must respond to the theme “My Bay.”

Acceptable Mediums:

  • Drawing Materials, including pencils, crayons, pastels, colored pencils and markers

Judging & Winners:

A panel of judges will select three finalists from each grade level category. One winner from each grade level category will be selected.

Judging Criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Technique
  • Interpretation of “My Bay” theme


Winners in each category will receive…

  • A plaque of recognition
  • A copy of their winning artwork printed on mounted canvas
  • A Save The Bay sweatshirt

Finalists in each category will receive…

  • A certificate of recognition
  • A Save The Bay t-shirt
  • A copy of Save The Bay’s Uncommon Guide to Narragansett Bay

All participants will receive…

  • A certificate of participation

Submitting Entries: 

  • The entry period for this contest is closed. Thank you to all of our participants!

The Old School Art Contest is traditionally a component of Save The Bay’s Earth Day Birthday Party. While the party has been canceled, Save The Bay extends our gratitude to the many sponsors who supported this community event, including:

National Grid • Bank of America • Sage Family Foundation • REI Co-op • F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company • Amica Insurance • Navigant Credit Union • CVS Health • Rhode Island Foundation • UNFI • Roger Williams University • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island • Absolut • Bank Newport • Coast to Coast Promotional Products • Brown University • • Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. • Rhode Races • BayCoast Bank • Hallman’s Septic and Portable Toilets, LLC • Regency Plaza/Chestnut Hill • Green Energy Consumers Alliance • Case Construction Company

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.


December 1, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours for the remainder of 2020. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels in the new year.

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.