Shawnee Trail Elementary School

Shawnee Trail Student Among State-Wide Winners of Art Contest

Jun 03, 2014

Artwork by kindergartner Zoe Schneider of Frisco ISD's Shawnee Trail Elementary will be featured in the 2015 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected it as one of the 12 winning entries from across the state in the first Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest.

Winning Artwork

In an effort to motivate young Texans to keep the environment free from trash, Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT invited students across Texas to get creative about litter prevention with the Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest. The contest was open to elementary school students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade and sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market. Students were asked to submit artwork that promotes the Don’t mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention slogans.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to our art contest,” said Margo Richards, Travel Information Division Director at TxDOT. “Texas elementary school students and teachers took our litter prevention message to heart and turned it into some amazing artwork.”

Schneider’s entry was one of more than 6,600 entries received by Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT from across the state. As one of the 12 winning designs, her artwork will be assigned to a month and placed in the 2015 Don’t mess with Texas calendar. She also will win an ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market.

“We have some talented student artists in our state,” said Cathie Gail, Executive Director, Keep Texas Beautiful. “We had a tough time narrowing the entries down to just 12 winning designs. This contest was a fun way to celebrate the creativity of our youngest Texans while teaching them the importance of keeping our highways and environment litter-free.”

All student winners will be showcased on the Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and at the 2014 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference in June. Teachers representing students who produce the top 12 designs will receive a $100 H-E-B and Central Market gift card.

More information is available at www.DontMesswithTexas.org.