Groups of young artists are trading in canvases for large plastic drums as part of the Delaware Division of Natural Resources rain barrel-painting contest.
Groups are supplied a primed 55-gallon rain barrel and told to get painting, all to raise awareness for water conservation.
The submissions are then whittled down through online voting.
"Then those top-five go to the Delaware State Fair. And fairgoers then vote for the first, second and third place barrels," DNREC Environmental Scientist Sharon Webb said.
To be eligible, entrants have to submit a preliminary sketch. The Watershed Stewardship staff then chooses the 10 best designs.
Applications are due by March 17. All submissions will be displayed at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover in late spring.