Artistic Parks Contest


Artistic Parks Contest

The Artistic Parks Contest serves to encourage students and young artists from Goose Creek ISD high schools to create fun and creative designs to be included in Baytown area parks to promote park usage and celebrate the city of Baytown. The winning students will have their designs professionally painted by a local artist in the parks. As part of the City’s Safe Routes program, the Artistic Parks Contest aims to make park entrances safe and inviting and encourage active transportation to and from area parks.

Artistic Parks Contest

Contest Instructions

STEP 1. Read all the Eligibility and Design Criteria.

STEP 2. Create an entrance design that encourages physical activity and promotes safety while celebrating the City of Baytown. Please be sure to read, follow, and utilize the design criteria and included templates.

step 3. Once your design is complete, fill out the artistic contest submission form and upload your design(s) according to the entry instructions. All entries must be uploaded and received no later than Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 11:59 pm cst. please see the contest submission form for details on how to upload your designs. incomplete or late submissions will be eliminated from the review, voting, and reward process.


Students who are in the 9th - 12th grade and currently enrolled at any Goose Creek ISD high school are eligible to enter the contest. Students are welcome to independently or work together in groups of no more than three. If working in a team or group, it is recommended that you choose a student from the group to be the main point of contact when submitting your entry.

Design Criteria
  • Artwork must be designed to fit within one of the approved templates included below that provides the confines of the chosen park’s installation area
  • Designs should be relatively simple with high contrast (avoid fine lines) and include no more than 5 colors. Solid colors are mandatory.
  • No 3D, photographs, and/or anything with gradients
  • There is no limitation on the type of media - such as pencil, print, marker, crayon, felt pen, etc. - that can be used for the artistic crosswalk designs. However, the artwork media should consider the digital print upload requirements.
  • Artistic crosswalk designs must be uploaded as JPG, PNG, and/or PDF.
  • Design files should be uploaded with both the student and park name. For example: Park Name_ Student Name or Park Name_Group point of Contact name.


McElroy Park is located at 4403 Craigmont Blvd, Baytown, Tx 77521

The diagram of park entrance is shown below. Your design should be drawn in the area highlighted in red.



Pelly Park is located at 900 S Main St. Baytown, Tx 77520

The diagram of the park entrance is shown below. Your design should be drawn in the area highlighted in red.


  • Entries may not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; incorporate any copyrighted characters (i.e., comic and/or television characters), photographs, brand names, trademarks, and magazine or newspaper illustrations, etc.
  • Entries may not contain content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or slanderous.
  • Designs may not contain content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group of individuals or promotes; discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Entries may not contain unlawful material, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations of the US.

The winning designs may be modified for reproduction to fit the needs of installation and safety guidelines. The Safe Routes committee will work with artists to make edits to any winning designs.

The designs will be vetted by Baytown city officials, area artists, and HCPH staff to ensure that they meet city guidelines.

Winning designs will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Visual impact of the design.
  • Inclusion of elements that celebrate the city of Baytown and physical activity (Community Spirit)