Go Green – Keep Our Planet Clean!

2021 Contest Winners

Celebrating Ozark River’s 30th Annual Earth Day Contest

Go Green – Keep Our Planet Clean!

Make a Positive Impact at Home and at Your School.

Let’s inspire everyone to reduce their waste now through the Ozark Rivers Earth Day Poster, Trash and Graphic Art Contest. Student art is powerful. It is through their art that we may all become motivated to rethink our daily habits.

Everything we have comes from planet earth. Everything that is manufactured takes something from the planet we can’t give back. By using natural resources wisely, reducing, reusing and recycling, our planetary impact is reduced.  We encourage all to “Go Green – Keep Our Planet Clean!” by using our following services:

Recycle electronics and appliances to prevent valuable materials and toxic chemicals from entering our landfills.
Use household hazardous wastes disposal sites for batteries, paints, household cleaners, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, bug sprays, fluorescent light bulbs and other chemical products.

Find recycling and disposal locations by zip code on our website.

Do join us for the Ozark River’s 30th Annual Earth Day Contest. A contest flier is located at https://ozarkrivers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Earth-Day-info-flier-final.pdf

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30th Annual Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest Info

Students and homeschool students in grades Pre-K to 12th who meet the criteria in one of the following counties: Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski or Washington are encouraged to participate. The Graphic Art section is also open to post-secondary students enrolled in the seven county region.

First Place winners receive: Earth-friendly gifts ($30 value). Second Place winners receive: Earth-friendly gifts ($15 value). Honorable mentions receive: Earth Friendly gifts ($5 value). Prizes are made of recyclable material. All participants will receive a small token from the district.

Entries may be completed any time during the year, submissions only accepted between March 1 and March 18. Entries maybe taken to the county clerk’s office at your local courthouse for collection or delivered directly to MRPC. If submitting five or more trash art projects, contact the district to arrange transport.

Submission Guidelines

All poster and electronic art entries should promote the themes of protecting the planet through reducing, reusing, recycling, re-purposing, and rotting (composting). Trash art projects need not adhere to the theme, but must be constructed of recyclable and/or re-purposed material. Additional information will be forthcoming.

  • Posters and graphic art should be no larger than 18” x 13”. Copyrighted clip art and other characters (like Superman) will be accepted, but cannot be used in future promotions.
  • Trash art projects should be no larger than 1’ x 1’ x 1’. Projects must be made from recycled or re-purposed materials.
  • All submissions must have: student name and grade; school district and school name; teacher’s name or homeschool contact information. Entries without proper identification may be disqualified.
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