2020 Earth Day Poster Contest Results

Our judges have finished reviewing the contest entries. Our students are super-talented and it was very hard for them to make a decision. Thank you to all the students who submitted contest entries, and congratulations to the winners.

Best of Show

  • Marissa Torres

Kindergarten and First Grade

  1. Arshveer Dilawari
  2. Ronav Iyengar
  3. Amro Kaur

Second and Third Grade

  1. Olivia Mai
  2. Rehan Iyengar
  3. Aubrey Northcote

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  1. Sylvia Mai
  2. Avneesh Lava

Sixth to Eighth Grade

  1. Arsheen Seehra

Honorable Mention

  • Afsheen Awatif
  • Daksh Chauhan
  • Arshveer Dilawari
  • Sehar Kaur
  • Mariam Khan
  • Akhil Kolluru
  • Emily Maes
  • Amro Kaur McCole
  • Landon Nguyen
  • Namya Sarad
  • Nimit Seehra
  • Maya Tendulkar
  • Trishanya Venkatesan

Thank You Foundation Sponsors

2020 Earth Day Poster Contest Has Ended

About the Contest

To celebrate Earth Day without leaving our homes, our second annual poster contest was held right here on our website! Simply scan your poster and upload it via our online entry form.

All New Haven Unified School District (NHUSD) students, grades kindergarten through eight, are eligible to enter. Entries may focus on one of the following suggested themes, or you may share your own ideas. Be sure to read through all the rules before submitting your poster.

Topic Ideas

  • Reduce Global Warming
  • Save Storm Water
  • Renewable Energy
  • Compost Food Waste
  • Prevent Pollution
  • Building Green
  • Alternative Energy
  • Protect the Environment
  • Endangered Species
  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
  • Wise Water Use
  • Waste-Free Lunches
  • Your Own Great Idea

Contest Rules and Information

Any student currently enrolled in a New Haven Unified School District elementary or middle school is eligible to enter. Entry is free. Each student may enter only once. A parent or guardian must consent to their child’s participation and signify their agreement with the contest rules via the entry form.


  • April 25, 2020 – Deadline for submission. Entries are due by 11:59 PM PDT.
  • April 30, 2020 – Announcement of winners via our Facebook page.

Poster Guidelines:

Entries must be original work created by the student. Posters will be judged on originality, clarity of message, and creative expression of the Earth Day theme. Posters must be in color and be landscape/horizontal orientation. You may use crayons, pencils, pastels, markers, paint, or whatever art supplies you have on hand at home. You may also submit original computer graphics you design yourself.

Entries must not use trademarks or company logos, computer-generated artwork, traced images, pages from coloring books, or images downloaded or copied from Internet websites.

Posters created on paper should be scanned and upload via the entry form. You may also take a photo of the poster if that is easier. Only PDF, JPG, or GIF file types will be accepted. We recommend the uploaded image be no larger than 11″ X 17″ for easy printing by the judges.


Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of NHSF board members and/or staff. All decisions are final.

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected from each of these grade categories. The First Place winner in each category will receive a $25 gift card. One overall winner will be selected as the best of the contest and will be awarded a $50 gift card.

  • K-1st Grades
  • 2nd-3rd Grades
  • 4th-5th Grades
  • 6th-8th Grades

Important Details:

Entries must not contain any material that is defamatory or offensive to any person. Entrants’ work cannot violate the intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights of a person or company. To be eligible, the parent or legal guardian must assign all copyright and other rights to their poster entry to the New Haven Schools Foundation and NHSF sponsors by the act of submitting the application form.

Upon submission, the artwork becomes the property of NHSF and may be used to promote this program. Poster entries may be used by NHSF on its website, social media, or marketing materials, with attribution to the student artist by name, age, and school. Entries may also be shared with or used by contest sponsors. Entries will not be used for any other commercial purpose without consent by the student and parent/guardian.

Thank You Foundation Sponsors