Art Contest Opens for Idle-Free Community Signs

The City of Lake Forest is holding an art contest to help promote the City as an "Idle-Free" Community!

The anti-idling vehicle campaign takes a proactive position on air pollution and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to protect the livability and viability of the City and its residents, visitors and guests

To help promote the announcement, the City is holding an art contest for students to submit drawings that will be displayed on temporary “No Idling” signs placed around City facilities/spaces, school zones, etc. to remind residents, employees, and visitors not to idle their vehicles. 

- Any student who attends school in Lake Forest, ages K-18 years, can submit a drawing!
- Drawings should be on a 8.5 x 11 piece of white printer paper, drawn vertically. 
- Original submissions can be dropped off at your school front office or at City Hall (220 E Deerpath). Scanned versions of the art can be emailed to Reagan Walsh at
- Please include the student's name, age, school, and parent's contact information with any submission.
- Submit by Friday, March 10.

Winners will be announced after the submission deadline in mid-March.

The contest is an excellent way to engage students and youth to help spread the word about vehicle idling. If you have any questions, please reach out to Management Analyst Reagan Walsh at or (847) 810-3677.

Download a flyer with more information. 

Stay Informed!