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Student Art Contest

The 2019 competition has ended. Thank you to all who participated.

Follow us on Facebook to get info about the 2020 “Water You Doing” Art Contest!


DEADLINE: August 12, 2019



What are you doing in the Nanticoke River or the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?

Create an original work of art that shows how you use or impact the streams and rivers and your artwork could become street art near a storm drain in the Nanticoke River watershed!

Official Drawing Space and Entry Form


Official Contest Rules


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How To Enter:

  1. Download the Official Drawing Space and Entry Form
  2. Using the Official Drawing Space create an original piece of art that highlights pollution, water conservation, recreation or wildlife.
  3. Fill out the Official Entry Form on the back and mail your artwork to:
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
PO Box 111
Vienna, MD 21869



Don’t forget to vote on our Facebook for the “People’s Choice” winner!


Photo of all of our prizes!


DEADLINE: August 12, 2019




Don’t miss out on these awesome prizes! Start your artwork today!


First Place: Your artwork turned into street art and a season pass to all Delaware state parks

Second Place: Season Pass to all Delaware State Parks and a premium art kit 










Honorable Mention: Premium art kit


People’s Choice: DIY Cardboard Pinball Machine




*Prizes will be awarded by age group
**Art kits will be age and skill-level appropriate


Age Groups:

Elementary (K-5)

Secondary (6-8)

Advanced (9-12)


Please see the Official Rules for more information on judging. Artwork should answer the question: ‘Water’ the ways that you use and impact the Nanticoke River and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed? Think about pollution, water conservation, wildlife, and even recreation!

NWA Announces Re-Launch of Paddle the Nanticoke

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is pleased to announce the re-launch of the website Paddle the Nanticoke, at Paddle the Nanticoke promotes paddling and outdoor recreation along the Nanticoke River, on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, a federally designated water trail commemorating the explorations of Captain John Smith in 1607 and 1608. The website also promotes tourism in the Nanticoke River watershed, one of the most pristine rivers to drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

Paddle the Nanticoke Features an interactive map, allowing users to explore the access sites before leaving their homes.

The newly revised Paddle the Nanticoke,,
includes many new features. The main feature of the website is an interactive map depicting all of the public access sites along the Nanticoke River, its tributaries, and nearby Fishing Bay. Each access point on the map corresponds with a more in-depth webpage, which outlines the following characteristics: available facilities, river depth and current, photos, and other amenities. This information gives visitors an idea of what to expect upon their arrival.

Picture1In addition, Paddle the Nanticoke offers information on visitor services, amenities, and attractions, such as lodging, restaurants, cultural and historical attractions, wineries and breweries, and recreational and hunting opportunities. These amenities are displayed by county, to help visitors plan their stay. A glance through the area’s listed amenities can provide a full itinerary for the entire family, whether they are seasoned paddlers or not.

Paddle the Nanticoke was made possible through a grant from the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. Nanticoke Watershed Alliance recognizes the many partners that helped with this website expansion, including the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Dorchester County Department of Tourism; Caroline County Office of Tourism; Wicomico Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; Southern Delaware Tourism; Adrenaline High; and the Town of Vienna, MD.

The original website was created in 2008, through a partnership between Southern Delaware Tourism, Delmarva Low Impact Travel Experiences (DLITE), and the Rural Development Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

A view of the boat ramp at Cherry Beach, on of the many public access points on the Nanticoke River and its tributaries. For more information about Paddle the Nanticoke, please contact Amanda Anastasia, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance’s current Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer, at or at 410-202-9869. Additional information about the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is available at