Kids Tag Art Pinellas
About the Program
Kids Tag Art is a partnership between Florida Tax Collectors, Pinellas County schools, and generous community sponsors. It allows 5th-grade students to become real-world designers, creating unique front license plate designs in art class that can be printed on real metal plates. Proceeds from tag sales and sponsorships are then donated to the participating schools to pay for art supplies and art-themed field trips. The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office launched Kids Tag Art Pinellas in 2015. Since its inception, the office has raised more than $200,000 for Pinellas County Schools elementary art programs. In addition to raising funds, Kids Tag Art Pinellas is also a juried art competition, with winners from each school honored at an annual award ceremony every January.
How to Purchase a Plate
Plates go on sale mid-November at kidstagartpinellas.org. Buyers can search by student first name, school name, or the art teacher’s name. Plates cost $16 each plus shipping and handling.
100% of the proceeds from tag sales and sponsorships go directly to elementary art programs. Proceeds pay for art supplies, art-themed field trips, and art enrichment programs at participating elementary schools. Kids Tag Art Pinellas helps elementary art teachers avoid having to pay for supplies out of pocket, and it also ensures our children have access to quality art supplies and activities, encouraging creative development. In addition, select student artists are honored at a formal award ceremony with awards including medals, framed artwork, and donated prizes.
Key Accomplishments of the Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2020-2021 Program
- 39 schools participated – great accomplishment when facing a pandemic
- 1,147 students created an original license plate design
- More than $200,000 raised in just six years
- ~800,000 Kids Tag Art Pinellas inserts were distributed in vehicle registration renewals
- Each participating classroom received funds to be used for art supplies and/or art-related projects!
In June 2018, Florida’s Governor and Cabinet honored the Florida Tax Collectors’ Kids Tag Art program with a Resolution recognizing $1 million raised statewide since the program’s inception.
Pictured: Charles W. Thomas, Pinellas County Tax Collector (front row, 6th from left); Sue Castleman, Pinellas County School Visual Arts Pre-K-12 Supervisor (front row, 5th from left)
Many thanks to the community partners that are making the Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2021-2022 program possible!
If you are interested in becoming a Kids Tag Art Pinellas Community Partner for the 2021-2022 school year, you can view our sponsor packet for details or contact us at email@example.com to learn more.