2013 Great American Cleanup Youth Poster Contest

Winners chosen in annual Great American Cleanup in
Arkansas Youth Poster Contest

LITTLE ROCK (May 2, 2013)
– Six pieces of student artwork conveying messages about keeping Arkansas clean and green have been chosen as winners in the Great American Cleanup™ in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB).

Winners in the Grades K-2 division are:

  • First Place – Emma Hutchens, second-grader at Academy of Excellence in Eureka Springs (Carroll County)
  • Second Place – Serene Tillman, second-grader at eStem Elementary in Little Rock (Pulaski County)
  • Third Place – Emma Wise, second-grader at Butterfield Trail Elementary School in Fayetteville (Washington County)

Winners in the Grades 3-5 division include:

  • First Place – Cup Bristow, third-grader at eStem Elementary in Little Rock (Pulaski County)
  • Second Place – Peter Welcher, fifth-grader at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville (Washington County)
  • Third Place – Mackenzie Loudermilk, third-grader at Academy of Excellence in Eureka Springs (Carroll County)

All entries will be displayed for public viewing at the Thea Foundation’s Gallery, located at 401 Main St. in North Little Rock, May 13-17.

The honorable mention and winning entries are posted on Facebook.com/KeepArkansasBeautiful. The entry with the most likes and shares will be chosen for the People’s Choice Award. Voting for the People’s Choice winner began Monday, May 6 and will last through Friday, May 10. The winner will receive a trophy created by young artist Wayla Ruth, a sixth-grader at Horace Mann Magnet School.

The Youth Poster Contest is part of the 2013 Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, the spring statewide community cleanup effort promoted annually by KAB, a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

A panel of judges chose the winning posters from more than 500 entries. Each first-place winner received a Walmart gift card valued at $50; each second-place winner, a $35 Walmart gift card; and each third-place winner, a $20 Walmart gift card. KAB representatives presented each winner with a gift card, his/her poster laminated and a certificate of achievement at a local ceremony.

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