Mural Contest

Open only to Texas residents of Baytown, Houston, and San Angelo and the 17 contiguous counties. Must be at least 18 years of age.

The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® Mural Contest, recognizes Texans who are passionate about preventing litter in their community. Texas residents of Baytown, Houston, and San Angelo and the contiguous counties who are 18 years of age and older may apply. This includes residents in the following counties: Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller. One winner will be selected from each of the three markets and will have their original artwork turned into a Mural in their city. Winners will also receive a digital camera, an original Don’t mess with Texas® barrel with their winning artwork design, and Don’t mess with Texas® swag, valued at approximately $1,100. Winners will be announced in January 2020.

  • Eligibility/Exclusions: Mural applicants must be current residents of Texas. All applicants must submit their own original artwork that they produced. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses or people living in the same household of each) of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), GDC Marketing & Ideation (GDC), and other sponsors are not eligible to participate. By submitting the application and supporting documentation, you acknowledge and understand that the work will become the property of TxDOT upon submission. Furthermore, you grant permission to TxDOT to use the application and supporting documentation for any purpose associated with the Don’t mess with Texas anti-litter campaign. No obligation or liability is assumed by TxDOT in connection with any mural. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered service mark and trademark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

  • Mural Contest Responses

    For over 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has reminded people to keep litter off Texas roads. Litter is defined as trash that is left on the ground in a public place or on a roadway rather than in a trash receptacle. The most commonly littered items are wrappers, packaging, cans, and cigarette butts. These trash items create an unsightly mess that is costly to clean up. Please answer the following short answer questions in 50-100 words each.

  • Drop files here or
    • Winners may be asked to participate in a brief video interview describing their litter prevention project.

    • Certification

      In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I give permission to be contacted if I am a finalist for this contest.

      For verification purposes, please confirm you developed and created the mural artwork that was submitted for this application and that you are a Texas resident of either Baytown, Houston or San Angelo and that you are over the age of 18.

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