At Polar Bottle® we like to think of our bottles as mini masterpieces. The dual-wall insulation design of our bottles makes them a perfect medium for our graphics team to create one-of-a-kind art on every bottle with the foil bag lining every Polar Bottle® Sport and Polar Bottle® Ergo their canvas for seemingly endless creativity.
Seeing the potential for our bottles to be an inspiration for other artists, a few months ago we called on elementary, middle and high school students from around the state to take over as our design team and create their own graphics for the foil liners of 20oz sport bottles. We said we would accept anything from crayon drawings to photoshopped digital designs and would choose one winner from each age category to be built into bottles and exhibited at the Bike Art Exhibit at Boulder’s Dairy Center For The Arts. We received more than 100 submissions from across Boulder County. They were all so fabulous we had to choose two from each category.
Last night, we announced the winners at the exhibit opening.
Shantel, a 5th grader at Lyons Elementary, won for her perfect exhibition of bike and love.
We selected the colorful pain splatters of Joseph, a 3rd grader at Eldorado K-8 School, because it looked like something we might design ourselves because it would look lovely built into a bottle.
Julia from Casey Middle School’s depiction of a skeleton hand wrapping around the bottle was selected because, well, that is just awesome.
Erie Middle School 7th-grade Katelin made us want to jump on our bikes and go for a ride with her art.
Kelley , a Senior at Boulder High School, captured our attention with her lovely blend of bikes and flowers.
And Katie Abdel, a Junior at Boulder High, wowed us with her celebration of bikes and water with her bottle design displaying “water” in languages from around the world. To see the winning bottles for yourself check out the Bike Art Exhibit, running at The Dairy Center For The Arts until January 17th.
Thank you to everyone who submitted art! We see a future in graphic design for a lot of Boulder County kids!