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Keep Denver Beautiful Essay & 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. 

2015 Winners

Denver Students in grades 3-8 were asked to write an essay or design a poster about litter in accordance with the theme, "Put Litter In Its Place".  Students were asked what they can to prevent litter at their school and in their community?

Teachers: Would you like more information on how your school can participate? Contact Keep Denver Beautiful by calling 3-1-1 

Click on 2015 winning poster images below to view larger version


1st Place -
  2nd Place - Elem.
1st Place - Middle    3rd Place - Elem. 

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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