2017 Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest

The 9th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest was held at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies the week of July 3rd 2017. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 had the opportunity to draw a positive image on a single sidewalk slab with chalk donated from Walmart and Target.

This year 1,200 youth county-wide participated hoping to reach the finals that were held Thursday, July 13th on the sidewalks that encompassed Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor on State Street in Utica. The finals competition had 63 youth compete. Medals were presented to the top three (3) finishers in each age category.

 “The kids artistic abilities and positive self-expressions were beautifully designed for all to be amazed,” Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green said. “The kids decorated the sidewalk with pride, a lot of creative thought, and their energy was refreshing. This event would not be possible without the support of our fantastic partners; Walmart, Target and Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute. Our partners give the youth of Oneida County an opportunity to experience one of the crown jewels in Oneida County, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute,” Green added.

The Youth Bureau would like to extend a special thank you to our judges!!

Please mark your calendars for the week of July 2nd through July 6th, 2018 and plan on having your agency, city, town or village participate in our 10th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest. The finals will be held the following Thursday, July 12th. The event is free.

 The Oneida County Youth Bureau looks forward to having your youth participate and be a part of this popular, fun-filled event as WE WORK TOGETHER to provide all our Oneida County youth with safe, positive and innovative programs.

For more information on Sidewalk Art or any of our other initiatives, please contact the Youth Bureau at 798-5027 or visit our website www.ocgov.net/youth

2017 Sidewalk Art Champions


5-7 Age Category


1st Place: Piper Casella

Our Lady of Lourdes

2nd Place: Tristan Zawada

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Joh'Naejianna Linen

Thea Bowman House

8-10 Age Category


1st Place: Joseph Carbone

Our Lady of Lourdes

2nd Place: Olivia Flo

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Luke Gilbert

Munson Williams

11-13 Age Category


1st Place: Isabella Palladino

Walk In

2nd Place: Skyler Wells

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Avery Richardson

Munson Williams

14-18 Age Category


1st Place: Jowann Salvo

Salvation Army of utica