Paint-A-Bucket, Winners Announcement!

Jury hard at work!

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who participated in making this contest happen, from the volunteers who organized the walk to the talented painters, kids and adults. We were very pleased to discover the amount of work and thoughts that went into planning the design for each bucket and the results are astonishing! The jury had a very hard time picking up the winners and after some long debates they all came to an agreement, so here are the results:

Winners by Category

Adult Winners:

Youth Winners:

Professional Artists Winners:

People’s Choice Award:

Other Incredible Buckets

Thank Yous & Special Acknowledgements

Thank you to the judges:

  • Kirsten Andrews-Schwind from Peninsula Energy
  • Sheila Gamble-Dorn from Ocean Shore School and member of the Sanchez Art Center
  • Katrina Rill from Jackie Speiers’ Office
  • Nancy Enge, PBC Member and professional artist
  • Jim Fithian, PBC Board Member and SF School Director

Thank you to our organizers who made this contest possible:

  • Jen Matic van der Straaten
  • Nancy Enge

Thank you to all the volunteers who came the help set up the Art Walk.
Thank you to the community for coming to the Art Walk and for voting for the People’s Choice Award.

Know A Place For A Bucket?

Some of our new buckets will replace our current ones but we have a few extra! We really would like to place some of these new beautiful buckets in places that are in need. So, do you know of a spot that gets a lot of cigarette butts in San Mateo County?

Send us an email (info [at] with the exact location of where the bucket should go and our team of volunteers will add it to our list of hot spots for consideration.