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2017 Poster & Essay Contest Winners

This Year's Theme: "Litter Bugs Us!"

Litter is trash that was carelessly thrown away and is not disposed of in the proper place. Litter has many sources. Trash that blows or spills from overfilled or uncovered containers can become litter. Animals create litter when they scatter trash from containers and trash bags. People, who drop trash in public places because they think someone else will clean it up or because they cannot find a trash can, create litter.

Elementary School Poster Winners

 1ST PLACE    2ND PLACE    3RD PLACE
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MAYA SMITH

4th Grade

Traylor Elem. School

 

COLTON ASTORGA

3rd Grade

Park Hill Elem. School

 

YAZMIN SILVA

5th Grade

Swansea Elem. School

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Middle School Poster Winners

1ST PLACE
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XITLALI MARTINEZ

7th Grade

West Denver Prep (Lake) School

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Elementary School Essay Winners

 1ST PLACE      2ND PLACE      3RD PLACE
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LONDYN GARCIA

3rd Grade

Traylor Elem.

School

 

ALICE MARAGARET DYKE

3rd Grade

Academia Anna Marie

Sandoval School

 

SAVANNA M. CARPINELLI

4th Grade

Rocky Mountain Prep

(Creekside)

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Middle School Essay Winners

 1ST PLACE    2ND PLACE    3RD PLACE
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ADRIANNA RAMIREZ

7th Grade

Cesar Chavez Academy

 

MELISSA QUINTEROS

7th Grade

Cesar Chavez Academy

 

LESLIE LERMA

7th Grade

Cesar Chavez Academy

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POSTER CONTEST

Be creative! Help promote a clean & beautiful Denver. Draw a poster showing bugs or critters helping to keep your neighborhood LITTER free.

  • Artwork must be flat (drawn or painted). 
  • Use materials that will not smear; pens, pencils, paint, etc. 
  • Posters will be judged on originality, creativity and how well the picture relates to the theme - Litter Bugs Us! 
  • Artwork must be submitted on 11"x17" paper with a blank 2" border along the bottom.
  • Keep artwork simple, not too busy! 
  • Posters must include the words “Litter Bugs Us!” and “Keep Denver Beautiful”
ESSAY CONTEST

There are many ways to take pride in your community. You can help by picking up litter and always disposing of trash in the proper trash receptacle. Think about the questions below and write an essay describing how you feel about litter and how YOU can take pride in your neighborhood and keep it clean and litter free. 

Do you see litter anywhere in your city, neighborhood or around your school?
How does it make you feel when you see litter?
What can you do to help prevent litter at your school & in your neighborhood? 

  • Essays must be typed (12 pt. font) or handwritten and submitted on 8.5” x 11” paper. 
  • All essays must be neat & legible. 
  • Essays will be judged on content, clarity, grammar, punctuation and spelling. (double check the spelling for “Beautiful”)
  • Elementary School entries (grades 3 – 5) must be 150 – 250 words long 
  • Middle School entries (grades 6 – 8) must be 300 – 500 words long 
  • Essays MUST include the words “Litter Bugs Us!” and "Keep Denver Beautiful"

PRIZES will be awarded and winning students will be honored at the Keep Denver Beautiful Awards presentation in the spring.

 

Contest Rules

Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for the 2017 content! We will contact the winners for the poster and essay contest soon.

The entry period has ended for the 2017 Poster & Essay contest.

For more information on this contest, please contact Donna at 303-446-3405


Contest sponsored by Keep Denver Beautiful.

All posters and essays will become the property of the City & County of Denver and may be used for marketing and promotional purposes.