Youth Poster Contest: Deadline March 30

Youth Poster Contest open to grades K – 5

Students in Arkansas asked to create art promoting community improvement

Teachers and youth leaders in Arkansas are invited to submit student entries to Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s (KAB) Great American Cleanup Youth Poster contest. The contest is open to grades K – 5; entries are due March 30.

Communities all around the state are planning their Great American Cleanup events. Each year, KAB asks students to illustrate what it means to keep Arkansas beautiful to raise awareness of the upcoming community litter pickups, recycling events and beautification projects.

“We receive entries from all over the state,” said Elizabeth Philpott, KAB volunteer services coordinator. “It is so important to involve our youth in our efforts to keep Arkansas clean, green, and litter free.”

Teachers and youth leaders across the state are encouraged to involve all students in grades K – 5 in this educational art contest. Home-schooled students, 4-H clubs, scouts and other youth organizations are invited to submit entries in the competition.

Posters entered in the contest should depict an Arkansas that is clean and green with flowers and trees planted, parks and public areas cleaned up, trails built, downtowns improved, and litter picked up. The artwork should be two-dimensional and can be in any medium (pen and ink, watercolor, crayon, marker, pencil, etc.). Entries must be submitted on standard 8½” x 11″ paper.

Prizes for the contest will be awarded in two divisions: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 – 5. Teachers are asked to select one poster per class to be submitted for statewide judging. Winners will be recognized in their local communities by KAB representatives.

Posters must be received no later than Monday, March 30, 2015, and should be mailed or delivered to Elizabeth Philpott, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, One Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-007, Little Rock, AR 72201.

For more information about the contest, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, call
501-682-3507 or email elizabeth.philpott@arkansas.gov.

About the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas
Last year’s Great American Cleanup in Arkansas involved more than 45,000 Arkansans at 150 events volunteering nearly 35,000 hours.

The volunteer-driven Great American Cleanup in Arkansas also provided the state and participating communities a substantial cost savings, as the value of donated materials and volunteer labor exceeded $1,000,000.

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

 

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