Shade Project Shade Structure Application Process for Schools


Application Deadline has been extended to May 9, 2014. 

Winners Announced on “Don’t Fry Day”, May 23, 2014

Schools’ Application Components

Must have signed designation letter from the principal with decision making authority if not the principal. 

Can you provide Site Plan of where the Structure would be installed?       


A video must be created on why your school needs shade. The video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or any other video hosting platform. Please keep the video under 3 minutes.


Additional Application Components
letter of Support from the Principal
PTA financial commitment to fundraise 25% of structure. (Unless your schools is a Title 1 School.)
This application must be filled out and completed in its entirety to be considered.


Structure Requirement

Signage with approved sun safety messaging must be incorporated into the shade structure installation.


Applicants will be evaluated based on the following factors:

– Video/Statement of need

– Facebook likes and retweets regarding Shade Structure and Sun Safety relative to school total enrollment

– Sun Safety Measures incorporated on school website


A few tips to give your social media efforts a boost:

Make sure to “like” The Shade Project’s Facebook page

Review the CDC’s shade planning guide and the EPA’s website for information to Tweet or post, and remember to use the hashtags #shadeproject and #skincareprevention.

Encourage followers to Retweet and share your content!

Acquire support by getting Facebook “Likes” from your school community on The Shade Project’s page post for your structure.

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