Community Projects

Contest Adds Art to Parks



The City of Wentzville is working to tackle litter in Wentzville by sponsoring a trash can decorating contest. The goal of this effort is to raise public awareness to help prevent litter in our local parks and community. The contest will be open to students and public who live in Wentzville.

The contest will run through April 12. A total of 12 trash can artwork designs will be selected and six of those winners will win a $25 prize. Each trash can will display two works of art, one prize winner and one runner-up. The art-clad trash cans will be placed in parks throughout Wentzville in June 2019.

Entry Categories
K – 2nd grade
3rd – 4th grade
5th – 6th grade
7th – 8th grade
9th – 12th grade

Call (636)332-9236 or (636)639-2088
Visit Progress Park (968 Meyer Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385)

Contest Rules

  • Entries must be school appropriate.
  • Entries must follow the contest theme of “Plants & Animals in Your Parks”.
  • Entries must be fully colored (using crayons, markers, paint or digital, etc.).
  • Entries must be 2D and may not have any 3D features.
  • Physical entries must be submitted on 24 X 36 inch poster board at Progress Park during normal business hours.
  • FREE 24 X 36 inch poster board may be picked up at Progress Park while supplies last.
  • Digital entries shall be 24 X 36 inches and at least 300 dpi. Submit electronically to
  • Entries must be have a landscape orientation (long side of poster will be on the top/bottom). 
  • Please complete the form at the bottom of this flyer. Attach the form to your artwork if a physical entry is submitted. If a digital entry is submitted, include the info in the email. 
  • Entries must be submitted by April 12. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Entries which are not picked up at the end of the competition may be displayed at City Hall as artwork. 

Prizes will be rewarded to the person who registers the contest/entry. One prize will be awarded per winning entry, not per number of participants per entry. 

Try to find the 19 decorated cans in these Wentzville parks!
Heartland Park (HP)           Splash Station (SS)           Peruque Valley Park (PVP)             Progress Park (PP)

Contest History

2018 Contest Winners and Runner Ups

2017 Contest Winners and Runner Ups



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