Carolina Clemson Rain Barrel Contest

To increase awareness of stormwater runoff pollution, Lexington County, Richland County, and the City of Columbia in partnership with Keep the Midlands Beautiful is hosting a Carolina/Clemson rain barrel art competition!  Rain barrels are used by homeowners to collect rainwater for gardening while decreasing stormwater runoff from their property.

The competition is open to public, private and home school students in the 6th - 12th grades. There is no fee to enter.  Students are challenged to get into the water conservation game by creatively decorating a rain barrel in support of either the University of South Carolina or Clemson University.

Completed barrels will be displayed online where citizens will have the opportunity support their school by bidding on a completed barrel between November 19-27, 2012.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward Keep the Midlands Beautiful's Adopt-A-Waterway program and the 2013 Summer Celebration of Water.

Participating schools will by vying for the opportunity to win one of two $300 prizes and a tour of the University of South Carolina Athletic Facility. Prizes will go to the barrel that receives the top bid and the one that demonstrates the best school spirit.

Twenty-four barrels are available on a first come first served basis. Deadline to request a barrel is October 26, 2012.  For more information visit or contact Synithia Williams at 803-785-8634 or


Click below for the Contest Flyer, Rules, and Entry Form:

Click here for the Carolina Clemson Rain Barrel Art Contest Flyer.

Click here for theCarolina Clemson Rain Barrel Contest Rules.

Click here for theCarolina Clemson Rain Barrel Entry Form.

Proceeds from the Auction will go towards:

and the 2013on Riverfront Park.

The Rain Barrel art competition is sponsored by Lexington County, Richland County, the City of Columbia, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.