Air Pollution Control District’s Kid’s Calendar Contest is Back

The “calend-air” contest is back! San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is calling on local student artists to submit their original artwork illustrating the importance of clean air in the District’s 2021 Kids’ Calendar Contest.

The annual contest is a cool way for local kindergarten through 12th grade students to see their art get published and to make a difference by helping the APCD reduce air pollution and protect the public.

Students are invited to mail their original artwork showing ways to reduce air pollution by Nov. 20.

All of the submitted art will be shown on the APCD’s website. The top 13 submissions will be used to illustrate the APCD’S 2021 calendar, one for the cover and one for each of the 12 months. APCD gives the calendar out free to the public each year.

Students are allowed to submit one entry and can mail them along with their printed-out entry form, to APCD at:

San Diego County APCD

Attn: Calendar Contest

10124 Old Grove Road

San Diego, CA. 92131

Art must be the student’s own work and should be drawn in color, horizontally, on paper 8 ½ by 11 inches in size. Do not fold the art when mailing it. All entries require a completed entry form and must be postmarked by Nov. 20.

Entries will become property of APCD and will not be returned (so you may want to make a copy to keep for yourself!)

Judging will be done by a panel of APCD officials shortly after the submission deadline. Everyone will be notified when the results are in. A more complete reading of the rules of the contest is included at the bottom of the entry form.

So sharpen your pencils, break out the paint and air it out!

In the meantime, here’s a look at all of the artwork submitted last year.

Gig Conaughton is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact