Education Overview

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS OFFERS A RANGE OF FUN ACTIVITIES TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO HELP KEEP THEIR COMMUNITIES LITTER-FREE.

Use your writing skills to win tuition money, and showcase your creativity in our annual art contest! Learn more about how to get involved and make an impact.

Litter Catch Game

Help Darrel the Barrel keep Texas clean. Drag Darrel across the screen to catch the litter before it goes on the ground. The more litter you catch, the more points you get!

Scholarships

The 2021 Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship, in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their school and/or community. Any Texas high school senior planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2021 and currently attending public, private, or home school in Texas may apply. One $5,000 Grand Prize scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded this May, 2021. Thank you to the 2021 scholarship sponsors: iHeart Media and Buc-ee’s.

Art Contest

The registration period for the 2020 Art Contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners. 

Mural Contest

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.

Activity Books

Order your box of DMWT Activity Books for your classroom.