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Challenge Coin


The Everglades Foundation invites K-12 students, in Florida, to submit designs for our

2024 Everglades Challenge Coin! The winner’s design will be featured on challenge coins presented to Everglades Champion Schools, and to distinguished individuals in our community.

This year’s theme is “Only One Everglades.” Based on that theme, you’re encouraged
to design an original art piece that depicts one animal and/or plant found in the Everglades.

Please avoid creating a design with a manatee, spoonbill, panther, otter, or mangroves 

as these were featured on previous coins.

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All designs must be submitted by:
February 9, 2024

If you have any questions regarding this competition, please email

All entries must include a signed media/photo release form!

  Everglades Challenge Coin

  • All artwork must be original. Any submissions that are not original artwork will be disqualified (for example; copyrighted images, graphics pulled from websites, etc.)

  • Your design should include one animal and/or one plant native to the Everglades.

  • No more than 7 colors can be used in the design.

  • All colors must be solid; no shading or color gradients.

  • Do not include any text or writing on your artwork.

  • Artwork must fit inside the provided template; anything outside of the circle will be excluded from the design.

  • Designs may be created with crayons, markers, or colored pencils, as well as original art designs.

  • Designs must be submitted by a parent or guardian, or by teachers with parent or guardian approval.

  • All submissions must be in the format of a PDF or JPG.

  • All designs should be submitted through the link provided. Submissions that are emailed or mailed in will not be accepted.

  • The K-12 artist must be a student in Florida.

  • No more than 10 submissions per school.

 K-12 Student Competition
Judging Criteria & Process

  • A panel of judges will review all entries.

  • One finalist will be selected for the coin design.

  • The finalist will work with The Everglades Foundation's Education and Communications teams to finalize the design.

  • Artwork will be judged by the following criteria:

    • Creativity and originality of the depicted theme, "Only One Everglades"​

    • Professional Quality (neatness and craft)

    • Aesthetic Quality (design, composition, color/tones)

**Participation in the contest constitutes permission for The Everglades Foundation to use, without notice, worldwide and in perpetuity, any eligible participant's entry art, name, grade, and school in any an all media for any purpose, including without limitation, printed materials, and promoted purposes, as well as in, on, or in connection with the website or the contest or other promotions.


 The Everglades Foundation

All entries must include a signed media/photo release form!

 Everglades Challenge Coin

Be sure to either take a high-res digital photo in good lighting or scan the entry page and submit it with the media release form.

Media Release
Entry Page

Click below to view our previous Challenge Coin winner and finalists

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