Green Skills Competition

Green Skills for Life Competition 2011


All it takes is one small change or action to help make the Earth a better place. What is one change or action you think you and others could do in your everyday lives in order to make the world a greener place? If your student/child has a great green idea, the San Diego Air & Space Museum and Ford Motor Company Fund wants them to create either a piece of artwork or a short video about their idea, change, or action.

This year we are also introducing a new division of the competition---Military Goes Green---and a new question that your student/child can address through artwork or a short video. The United States military has been making efforts to use green technology and conserve energy, and San Diego’s armed services are recognized as leaders in renewable energy and water conservation. What is one change or action the military can make to reduce their “carbon bootprint” and make the world a better place?


$1000 scholarships will be awarded to the four winners in the ages 13-18 categories. $500 scholarships will be awarded to the winners in the ages 6-12 categories. Winners will also be invited to receive their awards at the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s International Aviation Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

The number of scholarships and monetary amounts are subject to change at any time throughout the competition.


All San Diego County students are eligible to participate. Entries will be categorized by art medium and the following age groups: 6-12 and 13-18.

Printable Flyer

Click here to Download a Printable Flyer.

Art Guidelines:

All artwork must be the original creation of the student/child. For every medium except for photography, the paper size is 11x17 inches. Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders. Any of the following media are permitted: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, permanent markers, pen and inks, felt-tip pens, crayon, or similar permanent media.

All photography must be 8x10 inches, not including borders. Photography must not be framed.

Art submission process:

Mailed entries must be postmarked by Saturday, October 15, 2011. Entries may also be submitted at the Museum by close of business on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Make sure to fill out entry form from the flyer on our website. Please specify if submission is being entered for Green Skills for Life or Military Goes Green.

Video Guidelines:

Videos must be at least one minute and no longer than two minutes.

Submission Process:

Submissions must be received by Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.

Reproduction Rights:

Once submitted, entries will become property of the sponsors and may be used for a variety of purposes.

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