'What I Love about Campbell' 2013 Poster Contest

The Campbell Civic Improvement Commission's annual poster contest is now taking submissions.


It's that time of year ...

The Campbell Civic Improvement's annual Poster Contest is now underway and open for submissions from local Campbell fifth graders.

This year's theme is "What I Love about Campbell" and entrants are asked to depict the people, places and things that they enjoy most about the Orchard City.

(Check out all the reasons residents Love Campbell and add your reason here.)

Winners will have their pieces displayed in downtown Campbell during the Art Walk event on Friday, May 17 and the grandprize winner will receive a mountain bike from Wheel Away Cycle Center.

Last year's winner, Lynhaven Elementary School fifth grader Mary Jo Mendoza took home the grand prize, a mountain bike donated by Wheel Away Cycle Center of Campbell for her poster's depiction of the 2012 theme: "Discover Campbell Library." In 2011, the theme was "Be Fit and Healthy in Campbell."

(Watch this video on Wheel Away Center's owner Ric Paul and his annual donation of a bike for the grand winner.)

“Empowering young people to share their feelings of gratitude for what is good in their community is an inspiring project,” says Cynthia Bojorquez, Campbell Recreation and Community Services Director. “It is said that joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

"I am excited about this year’s theme and look forward with joy to what I know will be amazing works of art from our fifth grade students,” Bojorquez says.

All poster entries must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2013 to either:

  • The City Manager’s Office at City Hall,
  • The Campbell Library front desk,
  • Or the Campbell Community Center—Main Office.

*Additional entry rules include:

  • Entries must incorporate the “What I Love about Campbell” theme.
  • Artwork should highlight people, places or things that represent the City of
  • Campbell.
  • Entries must include a short paragraph on the back of the poster, explaining the poster’s content. The 2013 poster contest application must also be completed and attached (by glue or tape) to the back of the poster.
  • Artwork must be hand drawn. Computer-generated letters and graphics are not allowed.
  • Poster dimensions must be 22” x 14” on poster board or equivalent material.
  • Any of the following art media may be used: watercolors, felt pens, colored pens, pencils, crayons or pastels.
  • Applications can be picked up from your local school or at the City Manager’s Office at Campbell City Hall, 70 N. First Street, Campbell, CA.

 *Information provided by the city of Campbell

For more information about the annual CIC Student Poster Contest or if you would like to donate a prize, please contact Tina Wong-Erling, Senior Services Supervisor, at (408) 866-2147 or tinaw@cityofcampbell.com.


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