McAuliffe Elementary Earth Day Art Contest

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In honor of Earth Day 2021, the McAuliffe PTSA and its SchoolPool* partner, City of Sammamish, sponsored an Art Contest for students to share their creative ideas about how they are Sustainability Superheroes. Participating students thought about how walking and rolling are not only ways to take care of our bodies and nourish our minds, but also sustainable and healthy ways to get around.

We had 8 fantastic submissions: 2 from students in grades K-2, and 6 from students in grades 3-5. Our selection panel evaluated each entry on the following judging criteria:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Clarity of artwork’s message for promoting people-powered transportation to help our Earth
  • Showing inclusivity and diversity
  • Visual design and composition – does the artwork tell a story?


Our judges selected the following pieces as the winners:

Overall Winner: “Happy Clean Earth” (4th Grade)

1st Runner Up, K-2: “Walk to Help the Earth” (1st Grade)

1st Runner Up, 3-5: “Greener Ways to Go Places” (3rd Grade)

Thank you to all of our artists who submitted posters! Student artwork may be featured on the City of Sammamish website or used in future McAuliffe Earth Day communications.


See all submissions below!

Grade K-2 Submissions:

PosterTitle and Description
Earth matters !
The earth is important because it gives us so many wonderful things. So we need to take care of the earth as well. Happy Earth Day!

Walk to Help the Earth!
Walking to school does not pollute like driving does. I'm not hurting the Earth when I walk!


Grade 3-5 Submissions:

PosterTitle and Description
Keep Our Park Clean
Showcases a picture of a clean park and a sign to remind people the importance of keeping the environment clean for the future.
The flowers and the Smoke
This picture shows the positive side, riding a bike, and the negative side, driving a car. The colors contrast as well with the style. As you can see, the right side holds many fauna. On the left side, there is a grey sky filled with smoke.
Happy Clean Earth!
My artwork brings out the striking difference we see around us when we use cars and bikes. Cars use fossil fuels causing greenhouse gas emissions, need roads and parking spaces that endangers our wildlife and beautiful environment. Bikes have zero greenhouse gas emission, decreased need for roads and protects the plants, trees, and wildlife around us. I can be a Sustainability Superhero by biking to school, the park and around my neighborhood for a HAPPY CLEAN EARTH, and a more sustainable future!!
A Trail in the Woods
Please help keep our trails clean and clear so we can hike and bike in the woods
Going Green
My poster shows different green ways to go places. I love to bike, walk and scooter to different places close by, like the park or a friend's house. These methods of going places are green, but they're also fun, and give us chances to look at scenery and enjoy nature with our friends. Going places in greener ways provides a win-win situation for everyone, and gives us kids small but steady ways to save the earth.
Greener Ways to Go Places
This poster shows different ways to go places and explains why they are good for you and your environment.



*In 2019, the City of Sammamish, in partnership with King County Metro, chose McAuliffe as a pilot school for SchoolPool, a program that supports families choosing to walk, roll, take the bus, and carpool to school. While students may not be attending school in-person this year, this program has continued to encourage students and families to practice walking and rolling through their neighborhoods so that they are ready to walk and roll to school in the future.

In honor of Earth Day 2021, the McAuliffe PTSA and its SchoolPool* partner, City of Sammamish, sponsored an Art Contest for students to share their creative ideas about how they are Sustainability Superheroes. Participating students thought about how walking and rolling are not only ways to take care of our bodies and nourish our minds, but also sustainable and healthy ways to get around.

We had 8 fantastic submissions: 2 from students in grades K-2, and 6 from students in grades 3-5. Our selection panel evaluated each entry on the following judging criteria:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Clarity of artwork’s message for promoting people-powered transportation to help our Earth
  • Showing inclusivity and diversity
  • Visual design and composition – does the artwork tell a story?


Our judges selected the following pieces as the winners:

Overall Winner: “Happy Clean Earth” (4th Grade)

1st Runner Up, K-2: “Walk to Help the Earth” (1st Grade)

1st Runner Up, 3-5: “Greener Ways to Go Places” (3rd Grade)

Thank you to all of our artists who submitted posters! Student artwork may be featured on the City of Sammamish website or used in future McAuliffe Earth Day communications.


See all submissions below!

Grade K-2 Submissions:

PosterTitle and Description
Earth matters !
The earth is important because it gives us so many wonderful things. So we need to take care of the earth as well. Happy Earth Day!

Walk to Help the Earth!
Walking to school does not pollute like driving does. I'm not hurting the Earth when I walk!


Grade 3-5 Submissions:

PosterTitle and Description
Keep Our Park Clean
Showcases a picture of a clean park and a sign to remind people the importance of keeping the environment clean for the future.
The flowers and the Smoke
This picture shows the positive side, riding a bike, and the negative side, driving a car. The colors contrast as well with the style. As you can see, the right side holds many fauna. On the left side, there is a grey sky filled with smoke.
Happy Clean Earth!
My artwork brings out the striking difference we see around us when we use cars and bikes. Cars use fossil fuels causing greenhouse gas emissions, need roads and parking spaces that endangers our wildlife and beautiful environment. Bikes have zero greenhouse gas emission, decreased need for roads and protects the plants, trees, and wildlife around us. I can be a Sustainability Superhero by biking to school, the park and around my neighborhood for a HAPPY CLEAN EARTH, and a more sustainable future!!
A Trail in the Woods
Please help keep our trails clean and clear so we can hike and bike in the woods
Going Green
My poster shows different green ways to go places. I love to bike, walk and scooter to different places close by, like the park or a friend's house. These methods of going places are green, but they're also fun, and give us chances to look at scenery and enjoy nature with our friends. Going places in greener ways provides a win-win situation for everyone, and gives us kids small but steady ways to save the earth.
Greener Ways to Go Places
This poster shows different ways to go places and explains why they are good for you and your environment.



*In 2019, the City of Sammamish, in partnership with King County Metro, chose McAuliffe as a pilot school for SchoolPool, a program that supports families choosing to walk, roll, take the bus, and carpool to school. While students may not be attending school in-person this year, this program has continued to encourage students and families to practice walking and rolling through their neighborhoods so that they are ready to walk and roll to school in the future.