2013 Keep Denver Beautiful Poster & Essay Contest

This Spring hundreds of students participated in the Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest from several schools throughout the City of Denver expressing how they feel about litter, and ways they can prevent it in their community in the form of artwork and writing. The Keep Denver Beautiful Awards presentation was held April 18, 2013 to honor the winning students and other community volunteers, First Lady Ms. Mary Louise Lee was the Keynote speaker. 

Pictured: Back Row-left to right: Ms. Mary Louise Lee, Izzie Cier, Yaneicy Mendoza, Cindy Trinh, Spencer Workman, Kevin Palacio, Angelo Trujillo, Mike Lutz-Solid Waste Management  Front Row- left to right: Gabe Wood, Alec Sirois, Isis Jenkins, Michaela Sirois, Madelyn Martinez-Castaneda

Read the winning essays below!

  • MiddleSchool - 1st Place   
  • Middle School - 2nd Place     
  • Middle School -3rd Place  
  • Elementary School - 1st Place   
  • Elementary School - 2nd Place 
  • Elementary School - 3rd Place

If you would like more information contact Keep Denver Beautiful at 303-446-3557.

Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster contest

2015 Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & Poster is underway.  Students in Denver, grades 3-8 are asked to write an essay or design a poster about litter in their community and what they can do about keeping their neighborhood Litter Free. 

Entries are being accepted January through March 13, 2015

Teachers: Would you like more information? Contact Keep Denver Beautiful by calling 3-1-1 

Click below to view the 2014 winning posters

1st Place   2nd Place   3rd Place

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Keep Denver Beautiful Poster Contest

Keep Denver Beautiful sponsors an annual Poster and Essay contest which is open to students in Denver,  grades 3-8. This is a great way for students to express how they can keep Denver clean and beautiful.  The contest is open for entries from January- March. 



2014 Winner - This poster designed by Nina Weprin of Lowry Elementary School 

 2013 Winner - This poster designed by Angelo Trujillo of Dora Moore School



2012 Winner - This poster designed by Mia Brierly of Polaris at Ebert School



2011 Winner - This poster designed by Alanna Evans of Morey Middle School

2010 Winner - This poster designed by Timothy Smith of Smiley Middle School.

2009 Winner - This poster designed by Jose Vela of Kunsmiller Middle School.
2008 Winner - This poster designed by Ariana Hernandez of Johnson School.
2006 Winner - This poster designed by Nayeli Ramirez of Barnum Elementary School.
2005 Winner  - This poster designed by Lila Alizadeh of Hamilton Middle School.   
Poster by Lila Alizadeh
Poster by Maya Dite-Bosworth
2003 Winner - This poster by Laura Levinson of Morey Middle School.
Poster by Laura Levinson of Morey Middle School  2002 Winner - This poster by Ellie Schmidt of Cory Elementary.
Poster by Ellie Schmidt