Paint the Future 2019
Water Recycling in the Future
About Paint the Future
We believe the seed for future innovation starts from childhood. Exciting new ideas begin from childhood and are limited only by our imagination. Creativity helps children perform in school and it is a life skill that can be cultivated and exercised from an early age.
Paint the Future is an annual art contest for students to imagine what the future will look like. Students are asked to use what they have learned in school and their daily life about science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) and address real problems that we must solve in the future.
Their solutions are examined by real engineers and subject-matter experts, who comment on the creativity, feasibility, and potential problems of the idea.
2019 Theme: How Would You Recycle Water?
This year, we ask students to think about new ways they can use to collect, clean, and re-use water. The importance and destructive power of water has become an important issue for many people in the world. New ideas are needed if we want to live comfortably in the future.
How would humans living in a world with too much water, with too little water, or the combination of the two?
All children aged 5 to 11 and/or grades K-5 are invited to submit their paintings and a one page description written in English.
All submissions have to meet the theme of "Recycle Water".
All drawings must be hand-drawn. Mediums like paint, crayon, pencil, and charcoal are all acceptable.
All materials received may be used in publications or on the Web for publicity and promotional purposes.
A parent or your legal guardian must approve your submission.
The last day to submit a picture is August 31, 2019.
Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creativity & Feasibility (Your Thinking). 4 Points
Does your art demonstrate your idea (Art). 2 Points
Does your art grab our attention (Art). 2 Points
Can you explain your idea (Your Writing). 2 Points
Participants will be separated into three age groups, with awards given to the top three in each age group:
- Kindergarteners and 1st grade (ages 5 to 6).
- 2nd to 3rd grade (ages 7 to 9).
- 4th to 5th grade (ages 10 to 11).
Paint the Future Trophy
and published synopsis
Two Free Tickets to the
CIE-SoCal Annual VIP Gala
Award Celebration at the
CIE-Socal Show Case