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The 2018 Washburn Neighborhood Rain Barrel Painting Contest is running now through February 28. The theme of this year's contest is "The Natural World Around Us." Pick up your official entry form at the Main Street Library or download here. To get a barrel, please call Randy Magno at (608) 784-2377. All contestants must present a completed registration form and pay the entry fee when they pick up their barrel. This annual contest is sponsored by the Washburn Neighborhood Association, the La Crosse Public Library, and Dowtown Mainstreet, Inc. Judging and prize awarding will take place at the Washburn Garden Expo in the Lincoln Middle School Cafeteria on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 1:15 PM. 

Download the official entry form (PDF)

Get more information on rain barrels from the Washburn Neighborhood Association

2018 Washburn Neighborhood Rain Barrel Painting Contest

SPONSORS: Washburn Neighborhood Association, La Crosse Public Library, and Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.

PARTICIPANTS: The contest is open to the public.

CONTESTANT CATEGORIES: Novice, Apprentice, and Master

PRIZES: 3 prizes awarded for each category: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place (Judging will be done by the public)

GRAND PRIZE: $100 Cash (All contestants will be entered for this prize)

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 per barrel (business, family or friends sponsorship is acceptable)

CONTEST RULES: Contest will be limited to the first 21 contestants

  • The theme for the contest is: "The Natural World Around Us."
  • Barrels are to be painted only & 2-3 coats of sealer applied.
  • The finished barrels will become the property of the Washburn Neighborhood Association and will be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder.
  • The finished barrel must continue to function as a rain barrel.
  • Contestants will have 58 days to complete a barrel starting Tuesday, January 2. Finished barrels must be returned to the La Crosse Public Library (800 Main Street) by Wednesday, February 28.
  • Judging and prize awarding will take place at the Washburn Garden Expo in the Lincoln Middle School Cafeteria on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 1:15 PM.

 

REGISTRATION: All contestants must present a completed registration form and pay the entry fee when they pick up their barrel.

To get a barrel, please call Randy Magno at (608) 784-2377.

Download the official entry form (PDF)