Kids Tag Art Pinellas
Click here to learn more about becoming a Kids Tag Art Pinellas Community Partner for the 2018-2019 school year.
About the Program
Kids Tag Art is a partnership between Florida Tax Collectors, local school districts, and business 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 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 over $144,000 for Pinellas County Schools elementary art programs and college scholarships. In addition to raising funds, Kids Tag Art Pinellas is also a juried art competition, with winners from each school honored at a formal award ceremony in January 2019.
How to Purchase a Plate
Plates will go on sale in November 2018 at kidstagartpinellas.org. Buyers can search by student first name, school name, or the student’s R2D2 number. Plates cost $15 each plus shipping and handling.
100% of the proceeds from tag sales and sponsorships go directly to elementary art programs and college scholarships. Proceeds pay for art supplies and art-themed field trips at participating elementary schools. In addition, $1 from the sale of each tag is donated to the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s “I AM 4 ART, U CAN B 2” Scholarship Fund. Kids Tag Art Pinellas helps elementary art teachers avoid having to pay for supplies out of pocket, and it also 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.
Kids Tag Art Pinellas is a community partnership program made possible by partnerships between the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office, School District, and generous community sponsors.
Key Accomplishments of the Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2017-2018 Program
- 43 schools participated
- 2,000 students created an original license plate design
- Over $144,000 raised in just three years
- $25,500 cash was donated
- $5,000 was donated as in-kind sponsorships
- ~575,000 Kids Tag Art Pinellas inserts were distributed in vehicle registration renewals
- Each participating classroom received $800 to use 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)
Click here to download Teacher Toolkit documents.
Many thanks to the community partners that made the Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2017-2018 program possible!
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Bay Star Restaurant Group!
Click here to learn more about becoming Kids Tag Art Pinellas Community Partner.