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Chalk the Town

Chalk the Town

May contain: path, sidewalk, pavement, and walkway

Sunshine is in the forecast so we thought it would be the perfect time to co-host a sidewalk chalk art contest with the McKinleyville Chamber sponsored by Green Diamond Resource Company! Create beautiful sidewalk chalk art, take a photo of it, email us the photo, and you will be entered into the contest! 

Entries may be submitted starting Friday, May 1st and must be received by midnight, Sunday, May 10th, 2020. To be entered, email your photo as well as artist’s name and age to BOTH and

We will post the photos to Category specific Albums on our Chalk the Town Facebook Event Page which will go live on May 11, and voting via Facebook likes will be open for 5 days from May 11-15.  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 18th. 


  • Best Kid Art - Ages 0-121 People’s Choice Award1 Artists’ Choice Award 
  • Best Teen Art - Ages 13-171 People’s Choice Award1 Artists’ Choice Award 
  • Best Adult Art - Ages 18+1 People’s Choice Award1 Artists’ Choice Award 
  • Most Community Spirit - All Ages1 Artists’ Choice Award 


The People’s Choice Awards will be determined by most Facebook likes. The Artist’s Choice Awards will be selected by a panel of local artists & business owners. The winners will receive gift cards from our local businesses!


Should supply their own:

  • Chalk
  • Design
  • Knee pads
  • Grid/Pattern


  • Only washable chalk may be in your design. No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil -based pastels, hard pastels, etc. will be allowed
  • All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages; No lewd, graphic violence, gore, nudity
  • No political messages, words or symbols intended as advertising may appear in the image or space provided
  • By entering, you agree to allow McKinleyville CSD Parks & Recreation and the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce to publish your photo on our Facebook Event Page and in our online gallery and use it for social media and marketing purposes
  • Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary
  • Official Artist Panel judging based on first impression, creativity, originality, skill and use of color. Decision of the judges are final.
  • One entry per person, anyone who submits more than one per person will be disqualified.

Happy chalking! We can’t wait to see what you all create.

For additional sidewalk chalk contest information contact: Kirsten Messmer: or Jesse Miles:

Does your child need chalk? OR do you have some extra chalk to donate to a deserving child? Please email Kirsten or Jesse so we can help arrange a contact free curbside pick up.