Our Rain Check photo contest has been a big hit: over 100 residents submitted photos of their green stormwater tools!
To narrow it down, the Rain Check team picked the top 25—not an easy task, given the diverse mix of very cool projects represented in the entries. All who sent in a photo deserve a big thank you. You're helping fellow Philadelphians realize just how beautiful managing stormwater at home can be.
Voting ends Friday, July 28, 2017. After you pick from among the top 25, share this link with your family and friends so we can determine who has the best Rain Check project and show the rest of the city what these stormwater-fighting tools can do for a yard or patio.
We'll announce the winners on Monday, July 31.
Here's what the top three vote-getters will win:
1st place: PHS Family Membership which includes 4 tickets to The Philadelphia Flower Show (the 2018 theme: Wonders of Water) & many benefits. Current PHS members will receive a 1-year extension on their active membership
2nd place: $100 gift certificate to a local farm and garden center
3rd place: 2 tickets to the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show
Ready to check out the photos and pick your favorite?
Head over to the gallery and be sure to come back every day--you'll only have one vote per day, so look through all the entries and make it count!
If you don't have a Rain Check project of your own but are feeling inspired by the great photos we received, sign up for one of our free workshops today and get started now.
As you can see from this contest, the free rain barrels not only capture stormwater from your roof--they can make for impressive DIY showpieces in your yard/on your patio, and the discounted landscaping and permeable paver projects are serious upgrades.