Keep Arkansas Beautiful invites youth to enter statewide poster contest
LITTLE ROCK (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) encourages all students in Grades K-5 to enter the annual Great American Cleanup™in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. Entries are due Feb. 26.
Every year, KAB coordinates this poster contest in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas to involve elementary-age students, to increase awareness of the cleanup initiative in Arkansas, and to educate the public about the importance of a clean and green community to economic development, civic pride and environmental quality of life.
The Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, organized and promoted statewide by KAB, is an annual spring cleanup event when communities focus on local beautification efforts in advance of Arkansas’s busy tourism season.
The Great American Cleanup in Arkansas runs March through May. Opportunities to participate in local events can be found on the Calendar of Events at KeepArkansasBeautiful.com
Prizes will be awarded in two divisions: Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. KAB is providing gift certificates for the Top 3 posters in each division. One poster per class may be submitted for statewide judging. 4-H clubs, scout groups and home-schooled students are also encouraged to enter.
Contest entries are due no later than Feb. 26, 2016. KAB and representatives of the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas will recognize winners in their local communities during March and April. Winning posters will be displayed in the Thea Foundation’s art gallery on Main Street in North Little Rock in March. Posters will also be posted to KAB’s Facebook page.
Additional information about contest rules and entry is available here.