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The Eco-Heroes Art Contest seeks to connect the natural curiosity of students and residents to their passion for the environment and creativity as artists, writers, and craftspeople. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Eco-Heroes winners! 

2023 Eco-Heroes Contest

Participation in the Eco-Heroes Art Contest is open to all public, private, and home-schooled students in grades K-12, as well as adults (18+) who reside in the City of Bloomington. The theme of the 2023 Eco-Heroes Art Contest is "Let It Grow! What Trees Give Us!" This theme is intended to inform communities about the benefits of trees. Trees help to clean our air, cool our city, and provide habitat, shelter, and food for a wide-range of animals which is why we should value them in our community

The 2023 Eco-Heroes Contest was a great success, with more than 30 tremendous and diverse submissions from sculptures, paintings, and songs, to animated films, drawings, and photographs. All submissions were displayed at City Hall, with winning contestants awarded by Mayor John Hamilton at Showers City Hall in Council Chambers on Saturday, April 22rd, 2023. Certificates and prizes were awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners in five groups (Pre-K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and adult). Local businesses sponsored prizes for the 2023 Eco-Heroes Art Contest, awarding over $1,500 in prizes. 

If you would like to view the winning submissions, click here!

If you have any questions about the Eco-Heroes Art Contest, please email Alauna Keeley, at

Photo: Mosaic by Sara Colvard, 2023 First Place Winner, Adult