Port of Redwood City Launches 2019 Calendar Art Contest 
Contest open now through August 1 with the theme "Summertime on the Waterfront"
June 5, 2018

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.--- The Port of Redwood City is looking for entries for its first ever Calendar Art Contest "Summertime on the Waterfront." The deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
The Port of Redwood City is hosting an art contest to encourage young residents ages 7-8 to explore and learn about the Port. With the summer season around the corner, children will have many opportunities to visit the Port and participate in waterfront activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite flying, and picnicking, or simply enjoy scenic peninsula views. Budding artists are urged to describe their favorite waterfront memories in art form, and submit their artwork for a chance to be included in the Port’s 2019 calendar.
Twelve (12) winners will be selected, one artwork featured for each month. All winners will receive two (2) tickets to Marine Science Institute's boat harbor tour, art supplies, and the calendar displaying their winning artwork. The Port will distribute calendars to the public at PortFest, the Port’s annual celebration of the working and recreational waterfront held on the first Saturday of October (October 6, 2018).

The following art contest rules apply:
  • The contest is open to kids ages 7-8 who are residents of Redwood City.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The entry form must be completed, including parental/guardian consent. 
  • Artwork must be on a horizontal plain sheet of white 8½-inch by 11-inch paper.
  • Any coloring medium may be used except digital. 

For more information and contest guidelines on the "Summertime on the Waterfront" 2019 Calendar Art Contest, please contact the Port of Redwood City at (650) 306-4150 or visit our website at .
While in use since 1851, the Port of Redwood City was founded by City Charter in 1937. The Port of Redwood City is located 18 nautical miles south of San Francisco and is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay. The Port of Redwood City serves the Silicon Valley region and provides inland transportation access via U.S. Highway 101 and Union Pacific Railroad. The Port’s key location enables tenants to save both time and shipping costs. The Port of Redwood City specializes in bulk, neo-bulk and liquid cargoes. Having a strategic location, available deep-water facilities and efficient service, has enabled the Port of Redwood City to become the fastest growing "small" bulk port in California."
The Port has more than one mile of waterfront public access, walkways and viewing areas. These include waterfront parks with picnic areas, restrooms, public art and parking.  Other amenities include watercraft sailboats, kayaks and other personal watercraft available for rent and conference facilities. The Port also offers a public fishing pier and the only public boat launching facility with access to San Francisco Bay south of Coyote Point. Boats on trailers launched in the Redwood City Channel is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
A five-member Board of Port Commissioners, appointed by the City Council, governs the Port.

For information about the Port’s facilities, go here. For a map of the Port facilities, go here.

For more information on waterfront public access and viewing, go here.

To sign up for Port of Redwood City Announcements, go here.

Connect with the Port on Facebook and Twitter

For more about the Port of Redwood City, go here .

Port of Redwood City Media Contact
Meghan Horrigan