Schaumburg Engineering & Public Works Department Hosts Drawing Contest for Local Students

Village of Schaumburg
Updated 4/20/2020 2:22 PM

The Schaumburg Engineering & Public Works Department is once again hosting a contest for children to win a chance to have their artwork featured at an upcoming village event.

The contest is open to Schaumburg residents enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. Relatives of Village of Schaumburg employees are not eligible to participate.


To enter, young artists are asked to submit drawings as a way of thanking the village's Public Works staff for continuing to provide essential services to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions can include drawings of people, projects, or vehicles and should be created on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Some ways that the Public Works Department helps our community include:

• Keeping safe water flowing to faucets

• Maintaining fire hydrants

• Planting trees

• Overseeing the construction of roads, curbs, sidewalks, bridges and bike paths

• Plowing snow

• Repairing potholes

• Maintaining streetlights

• Making sure underground storm and sanitary sewers remain flowing

• Producing and installing street and traffic signs

• Coordinating and providing garbage and recycling services

• Repairing village vehicles to keep them in service

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Original drawings will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, May 8. Please scan the artwork and submit a digital copy via email along with the student's name and age to There is no fee to enter the contest.

Entries will be judged and awarded by three grade groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, and 6th through 8th grade. All contest winners will be notified in May. The winning drawings will be recognized at an upcoming village event and on the village's communication channels. Winners will also receive a personalized street sign from the village and have an opportunity to be recognized by the Village Board.

For information about the village's Engineering & Public Works Department, please visit the website at For questions regarding the contest, please contact Laurie Walter at or call (847) 923-6612.

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