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Join Us April 30th, 2022 from 9am-1pm CST at the Porter County Expo Center

Paint the Rain! Rain Barrel Decoration Competition

Ready to get creative? The Rain Barrel Decoration Competition is back! Competition is open to all K-12 area schools.

Teachers and schools interested in participating will receive a rain barrel they can paint or decorate with environmentally-friendly materials and illustrate an environmental theme. All rain barrels in the competition will be displayed and judged between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, April 30, by visitors of the 2022 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center. The winners will be announced at the end of the Earth Day Celebration, around 1 p.m.

Guests participating and entering the Celebration will receive a ticket to cast a vote for their favorite barrel in the competition.

Awards will be provided across all Elementary, Intermediate/ Middle, and High School entries. Schools winning first place will receive a $150 cash value prize. Second place winners will receive $100 cash value prize, and third place will earn a $50 cash value prize.

Earth Day 2022!

Annually Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd across the nation. This date marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States.

Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular environmental observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.

Locally the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent every day.

Join us in celebration of this incredible day! Mark your calendars and save the date!

April 30, 2022 9am-1pm CST at the Porter County Expo Center – 215 E. Division Road Valparaiso, IN

We are so excited! We can’t wait to see you!

Earth Day 2022

Vendor/Exhibitor Registration

Calling all exhibitors! Does your group promote environmental awareness? Do you sell eco-friendly products or services? Do you provide environmental education? Come join us!

Non-Profit booths start at $35.00.Commercial booths start at $65.00

Upgrade your participation to a sponsorship & enjoy added publicity & perks!

Bingo card advertising option available – helps drive traffic to your exhibit!

1,000+ visitors expected for an event to remember!

Rain Barrel Design Competition Rules & Guidelines

Registration for school representatives or teachers will be available until 35 competitors have registered or Friday, March 2, whichever comes first.

All schools, public and private, and all grades (K-12) and homeschool cooperatives are invited to participate. One barrel per school/group  limit.

The Rain Barrel Design Competition is sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction and the MS4 Communities in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.

Sign Up Today!

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