Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel Contest

Be sure to stop in at the 2017 Seedling Sale, on April 21st, to vote and bid on your favorite rain barrel!

The “Paint the Rain” rain barrel decorating contest is a contest for high schools throughout Berks County (public, private, charter, home school, etc.) to artistically paint Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) rain barrels. This year’s theme was “We all need trees.” In total, 18 barrels were painted and nine different schools participated. The barrels were  on display at the Berks County Agriculture Center until for the months of April and May.

First, second, and third place teams will each get a gift card for their team, class, and/or school and a certificate of recognition from the Berks County Commissioners.

Recap of 2016 Contest

Check out our Facebook page for photos of the great artwork done by local students! 

Berks Catholic Env. Class Barrel1st Place
Berks Catholic Environmental Science & Meteorology Class





Wilson High School 1

2nd Place

Wilson High School Art Club




Muhlenberg High Science Club Barrel3rd Place
Muhlenberg High School Science Club






The Berks County Conservation District was excited to announce its first Paint the Rain School Competition. The competition is open to all Berks County schools grades 9-12 (this includes private, public, charter, home and/or online based education institutions). All group entries must have an adult teacher from their school.

The Berks County Conservation District provided each participating class or school club with one rain barrel, a gift card for $25 (to help with the cost of painting supplies), and an in-classroom presentation/technical support visit from the Berks County Conservation District.

Website Banner

Logo Credit: Maximumedia Design & Wabash River Enhancement Corporation


The rain barrels will be “auctioned” off to interested individuals, with proceeds going to the Berks County Conservation District Scholarship fund, which supports students interested in majoring in environmental education in college.

Stay tuned for more info on future contests!

For  questions please contact Tammy Bartsch at the Berks County Conservation District at 610-372-4657 ext: 200 or email at


Comments are closed