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Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest!


Did you know that Texans ages 16-34 are the most likely to litter? We need to do all we can to motivate young Texans to keep our environment free from trash. Help Don't Mess with Texas® and Keep Texas Beautiful teach our future leaders the importance of litter prevention by getting involved in the Don't Mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest!

  • Contest Opens January 2020

  • Entries Due April 2020


Texas students enrolled in grades K-12 are invited to submit original artwork promoting litter prevention and keeping Texas beautiful. The contest begins January 14, 2019. All entries must be submitted or postmarked by (TBD). Winners will be announced in (TBD). Entries will promote the Don't mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention slogans. Decisions will be judged based on creativity and uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message and interpretation of theme, overall visual appeal, composition and age appropriateness. Students who create the top 13 winning designs will have their artwork assigned to a month or placed on the cover of the 2021 Don't mess with Texas Calendar. Each will also win a $100 Visa Gift Card donated by Keep Texas Beautiful. All student winners and runners-up may be showcased on the Don't mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media sites, at the Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference, in media announcements, and through other channels.

Teachers representing students who produce the top 13 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. 

Click on the button below to access entry details, forms, and more! 


A program of Keep Texas Beautiful &

Texas Department of Transportation

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