for grade, middle & high school students

About the competition

For almost 30 years the ELC has held EcoFest as their annual open house event and featured a competition for students in the local community.  This year we are offering a new competition - the community quilt!

Each participant is asked to submit a 13" square of a re-purposed t-shirt with either artwork or poetry that answers the question "How is our planet connected to human health?"  

The contest is opened to grade school, middle school and high school students in the central Florida region. 


The winning squares of each category and grade segment will be sewed into a quilt that will be on display at the ELC.  


  • Entries must be submitted to the ELC via mail or in person drop off by February 23, 2020.

  • All entries must be labeled with the following information on the back of their square to be accepted:

    • Name of student, age of student​

    • Full name of parent/guardian

    • Email of parent/guaridan

    • Phone number of parent/guardian

  • Participants must be ages 5 thru 18 years old.

  • Only one square submission allowed per person for each category..

  • Squares must be made from a clean re-used t-shirt that is cut into a 13 inch square.

  • Artwork can includes paintings, drawings and other artwork that is firmly fixed onto the t-shirt square and fit into a 12 inch square.

  • Poetry can include any written words that fit into a 12 inch square.

  • Winning entries will be kept by the ELC and sewn into a large quilt that becomes property of the ELC. 

Categories & Awards

  • 1st Place Winners from each category - Pontoon Boat trip 4 tickets​ (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult, this is for a join with a group tour.)
  • 2nd Place Winners from each category - Family Membership for 1 year to be put in the name of the parent/guardian
  • 3rd Place Winner from each category - Canoe trip for 4 people on 2 boats (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. Join or give today! 

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Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (772) 589-5050

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  
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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963

Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway