Art Contest

Reusable Bag Contest
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Don’t mess with Texas is looking for new artwork for our reusable bags, and we want designs from Texas students! Students in grades K-12 can submit their artwork to the Don’t mess with Texas Reusable Bag Contest. The contest runs February 25- March 25, 2022. The winner will earn a $100 HEB gift card, Don’t mess with Texas swag and their artwork printed on reusable bag to be distributed throughout the state. Three runner ups will also see their designs on our reusable bags and receive a box of Don’t mess with Texas swag. Additionally, one selected classroom teacher from each of the four student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B gift card.

To enter, fill out the form below and upload your art work, or mail your entry to
GDC Marketing & Ideation
DMWT Art Contest
221 W. Poplar St
San Antonio, TX 78212

Downloadable Form

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Don't mess with Texas® Art Contest!

Keep Texas Beautiful and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have selected artwork by 14 Texan students to appear in the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. The calendar will include 14 winning designs submitted by students from across the state in the annual Don’t mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest. Each winning student will receive:

  • a framed version of their winning artwork
  • a Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • a gift basket full of their favorite goodies from Texas' legendary store Buc-ee's
  • Teachers representing students also win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

Twelve winning designs are assigned to a month in the calendar and two additional are featured on the front and back cover of the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas calendar. At least one winner was chosen from each grade level.

Interested in receiving a FREE copy of the 2021 calendar? Submit this form to request one calendar per mailing address.

Check out the winning designs for 2020

Winning Keep Texas Beautiful drawing
Gursimran Narula, Kindergarten

Elsa England Elementary, Austin

Richard Cardillo Keep Texas Beautiful drawing
Richard Cardillo, 1st Grade

Cedar Creek Elementary, Austin

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