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Student art contest


PUD 2022 art contest graphic

Inventors have been dreaming up electrical devices for centuries. Electronics can be life savers or time savers, and some can even provide comfort or entertainment. We want you to think about the electrical appliances and devices many of us use every day. What do you think is the most important one?

2022 theme

We invite you to use your artistic talents to design a poster highlighting what you believe to be the most important electrical appliance or device ever invented. Only real ones, please!

Some ideas to get you started

  • Look around your home. In what ways does your family use electricity every day?
  • Have you ever been sick or injured and an electrical device was part of your recovery?
  • Can you think of an electrical device that can warn us of danger or prevent accidents?


All students in grades K-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter.

Contest rules

  • Your artwork must be an original design, created by you. No outside help, please!
  • Your artwork may be hand-drawn, computer-generated, and/or created with photograph(s) (or a combination). Any medium (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints/watercolors, ink, computer graphics, photography, etc.) is acceptable. Stick-on letters, glitter, and stickers are not permitted, nor may your artwork contain copyrighted images, photographs, and/or slogans.
  • Your artwork must be created on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of white paper in a landscape (horizontal) orientation.
    Graphic showing orientation of art contest submissions (horizontal)
  • Only one artwork submission per student.
  • For those who choose to photograph art and submit electronically, photos must have the artwork fully visible in the frame and taken in a well-lit area. Natural light is best! Please keep your original artwork in a safe place until Wednesday, May 18, 2022. If you are a winner, we may need to collect your original artwork to use it for our calendar or social media.
  • Entries will not be returned and will become the property of Snohomish County PUD.
  • By submitting an entry into this contest, you automatically give the PUD permission and rights to display, post, use and store the image and your name as artist indefinitely in any media without notification or charge. Press releases may also be sent to local newspapers.

Any submission that does not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Timeline & submission information

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Artwork may be submitted electronically (see link below) or mailed to Heather Herbst at Snohomish County PUD, PO Box 1107, Everett, WA 98206-1107. For mailed submissions, a completed registration form must be included in the envelope with your art work (see form below). No staples, please!


Entries will be judged on creativity, content, clarity and originality related to the theme. All decisions made by the judges will be final. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, May 18, 2022.


Up to 12 entries will be selected, with each winning artist receiving $75.

Additional information

If you have questions about the contest, contact Heather Herbst at

See the winning entries for 2022! >