The first round of judging in the Uncover the Green competition is completed!

Several weeks ago, the Philadelphia Water Department launched Uncover the Green. This exciting design competition challenged Philadelphia’s undergraduate and graduate students; to design a medallion to represent Philadelphia’s new green storm water tools, as well as a second design for new manhole covers.

Over 40 submissions were received and following the first round of judging , the top eight have been selected for the next round! Visit the completion website to view the finalists.

Join us on May 2nd from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. at the Fairmount Water Works as we reveal the top three winners, as well as our city’s new medallion and manhole designs. Everyone is welcome for an afternoon full of activities, including a People Choice Awards. Refreshments will be served!

Special thanks to our first round of judges:


  • Community Design Collaborative
  • Cloud Geshan Associates
  • Maskar Design
  • The Public Workshop
  • Partnership for the Delaware Estuary