Save The Bay’s “Old School Art Contest”

Participate in Save The Bay’s Old School Art Contest

How do YOU enjoy Narragansett Bay? Do you have a favorite location to visit? Or maybe you love boating, fishing, swimming or walking the shore with your family or friends? Whether your favorite place on the Bay is in Providence, Newport, Westerly, or anywhere in between: we want to see it!

Grab your markers, crayons, pencils or paint to capture the contest theme, “My Place On The Bay” and enter your artwork in the Old School Art Contest!  Winners will receive a print of their drawing on canvas, and more!

THANK YOU to all who entered the 2021 Old School Art Contest!

The winners and finalists are as follows…

Grades K-1:
Winner: Madelyn C.
Finalists: Maya R., Tessa F., Michelle Z.

Grades 2-4:
Winner: Jai G.
Finalists: Lilianna P., Lainy B., Emma F.

Grades 5-8:
Winner: Selena J.
Finalists: Angela H., Ryan C., Maddy J.

Grades 9-12:
Winner: Kristen B.
Finalists: Aria R., Linnea C., Leila T.




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

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 is now closed! Thanks to all of our 2021 Old School Art Contest participants!
  • Enter your artwork into the Old School Art Contest by completing the Entry Form, linked here, or by downloading the Entry Form, here, and mailing the form and artwork to:
    Save The Bay
    100 Save The Bay Drive
    Providence, RI 02905

The “Old School Art Contest” is typically one component of Save The Bay’s free Earth Day Birthday Party. While the in-person event will not be held this year, Save The Bay extends its gratitude to the many sponsors who support this community event, including: MetLife, Fuss & O’Neill, F.L. Putnam Investment Management, BayCoast Bank, Sunflower Designs, WaterScents, Beta, Blaeser Insurance, and Rhode Races & Events; as well as Save The Bay’s 50th Anniversary sponsors: Sage Family Foundation, Navigant Credit Union, CVS Health, REI Co-op, F.L. Putnam Investment Management, Absolut, Amica Insurance, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island,, Roger Williams University, Brown University, Coast to Coast Promotional Products, Citrin Cooperman and Starkweather & Shepley. 

*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.