Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel Contest

Taking entries for the 2018 “Paint the Rain” rain barrel decorating contest! Accepting applications for entry until Friday, December 8th.

Be sure to stop in at the 2018 Seedling Sale, on April 20th, 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. 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. This year’s theme is “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.” 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.



For the 2017 contest, 14 barrels were painted and 8 different schools participated. The barrels were  on display at the Berks County Agriculture Center  for the months of April and May.

 Recap of 2017 Contest

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


#141st Place

Berks Catholic Environmental Science & Meteorology Class







2nd Place

Wilson High School Art Club







3rd Place

Tulpehocken High School 









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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 Evan Corondi at the Berks County Conservation District at 610-372-4657 ext: 212 or email at


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