Ecotone's community gardens/2023 Design Contest

Ecotone invites you to participate in designing the community spaces you want to see in your neighborhood! So grab your crayons, colored pencils and tools, & get ready! 


In 2023, Ecotone is building meeting structures in Community Gardens around the boroughs. What activities, workshops, events, and classes would you like to see hosted in your community garden? How would you and your friends use the new space created in the garden? Show us by drawing your vision in any form to submit in a digital format.

Ages 3-12 • Ages 13-19 • Ages 20 & Up
Download printable forms

Closing date for drawing submission
• JUNE 30, 2023
Announcement of winners
• JULY 31st 2023


Yes, if you want to start from a blank canvas feel free to download the printable forms for ages 20-Up  above.

If your artwork wins we will reach out to you or your guardian in accordance to the information provided in the submission form. 

Yes, the printable forms are designed to fit a standard letter sized paper which is 612pt x 792pt or 8.5 by 11 inches.

Entry is simple, just download a printable form from the categories above and get to work once you are finished scan the QR code at the bottom of the form and follow the submission prompts.   

Yes, we want to see a variety of work & creativity. Feel free to submit as many as you desire.

Anything & everything. If you downloaded the 20-UP printable you may have noticed that it presents you with a blank canvas, feel free to use any tools or programs that allow you to communicate your vision into the paper.

Team submissions are welcomed. Reach out to your friends & peers if team work suits you better.

The 20-UP category challenges you to use any means at your disposal to create your vision. We felt a blank canvas provided room for innovation.

Yes, feel free to tackle any category that you believe will to communicate your vision. 

Don't see the answer to your question? Contact us

Join our Community Wellness Initiative

Support our cause and gain exposure by sponsoring a prize for our drawing contest. We welcome cash or in-kind contributions from partners, small businesses, neighborhood shops, and non-profit organizations. As a thank you, we'll feature your logo on a poster displayed at local shops in three NYC boroughs. A press release will also be sent out to promote your involvement.

Contact us today to contribute and positively impact your community