Paint Oklahoma Beautiful encourages volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources. Willing volunteers make use of paint donated by HIS Paints and a stipend for supplies provided by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma to transform that forgotten community structure with the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease! #POBinOK
- JUNE 1: POB APPLICATIONS OPEN
- JULY 1: POWER WASHER APPLICATIONS OPEN
- AUGUST 1: ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE
- MID-AUGUST: SELECTED PARTICIPANTS NOTIFIED
- LATE-AUGUST: PAINT DELIVERED
- SEPTEMBER: PROJECTS COMPLETED
- OCTOBER 1: WRAP-UPS & "AFTER" PHOTOS DUE
- MID-OCTOBER: COMMUNITIES PRIMED FOR CHANGE CONTEST
Paint Oklahoma Beautiful in the media!
What does #POBinOK stand for?
Paint Oklahoma Beautiful in Oklahoma
How do I qualify for the cash prize?
Register and complete a Paint Oklahoma Beautiful project! Prize money will be awarded to the top three qualifying projects in the "Before/After" contest.
What would disqualify me from the contest?
Organizations/Groups that use more than the two colors provided or change the provided color, will be disqualified.
What are the cash prize amounts, and how will they be chosen? How else will I be recognized?
Projects that qualify for the "Before/After" contest will be put to a public vote. The top three highest votes will be given to our paint sponsor who will choose the winners in order and funds disbursed as follows:
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $500
Organizations/Groups will be invited to be recognized at our Environmental Excellence Celebration and the order of winners announced at the event.
Can I apply for more than one structure?
Yes! However, please note that no more than 3 stipends for one registered group. For example: A town that registers and is approved for 6 projects, will only receive up to three stipends.
Can I paint a mural?
Yes, however, as stated above, projects that use more than the two colors provided will be disqualified from the contest and the opportunity to win prize money. Our suggestion is to paint a shadow mural with the 2 colors provided.
What colors are available?
The paint donated for this program is surplus paint that our sponsor will recycle into 5 to 8 colors - those then are the colors registrants get to choose from.
What structures qualify?
A structure that is in the public eye for a public purpose. For example: Structures seen when entering or leaving the town, a structure on Mainstreet, a church, and/or other public structures.
What structures don't qualify?
Private homes that are not part of a public project. For example: Private homes located on a private street which a town has chosen to revitalize.
Do I qualify to apply for the power washer?
Only those that have applied for Paint Oklahoma Beautiful can apply!