Delaware Freshwater Wetlands Art and Essay Contests

We’re joining with the Delaware Department of Education along with State Senator Stephanie Hansen, State Representative Sophie Phillips, and community partners to promote the Delaware Freshwater Wetlands art and essay contests for Delaware school children.

The artwork will be displayed first at the Department of Education from May 8-June 8. Selected artwork and essays will go on exhibit at the museum this summer.

Visit the Delaware Nature Society’s website to learn more about Freshwater Wetlands and to enter the contests.

Art Contest: Open to Students Grades K-12

Students will create a 2D work of art to help celebrate our increased awareness of the importance of our Freshwater Wetlands in Delaware. Artwork due to District Offices by May 1.

Essay Contest: Grades 3-12

Elementary (3rd-5th grade):  Write an essay that supports three ways you and your family could conserve and protect freshwater wetlands and why.  Include at least three references that you used as sources for your information.

Middle School (6th-8th grade): Write an essay that supports why freshwater wetlands are important to Delaware. Use multiple resources to develop your essay that are listed in a bibliography. This essay should be at least 500 words with bibliography.

High School (9 through 12th grade): How do human activities affect freshwater wetlands? Provide specific examples. Provide several solutions that could improve or restore Delaware’s freshwater wetlands. This essay should be at least 1,000 words and must include a bibliography.

All essays must be submitted online by May 1, 2023, to

Prizes will be given to first, second and third place in elementary, middle, and high school and each county (Kent, Sussex, and NCC). Download the form below to learn more.