Enter Save The Bay’s Old School Art Contest

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

How do YOU see Narragansett Bay? 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.”

All entries must be received by April 15. Winners will be announced on April 27 and will see their drawings printed on this summer’s BayCamp t-shirts, in addition to receiving a print of their drawing on canvas, and more!

In response to community enthusiasm, the deadline for the Old School Art Contest has been extended to April 22!
Hang on to those drawing materials and submit your entry today! 


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:

  • Paint, including watercolor, tempera, poster and acrylic
  • 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. Finalists will be reviewed by a panel of judges at the Earth Day Birthday on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Easton’s Beach in Newport. One winner from each grade level category will be selected. The winning artwork will be displayed on this year’s BayCamp t-shirt for the corresponding category.

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
  • Their artwork on a BayCamp t-shirt

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: 

Entries must be accompanied by a release of artwork and a parental consent form and can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Save The Bay
c/o Old School Art Contest
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, RI 02905

Download the Entry Form Today!

*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.