Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 9th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling. More than 27 schools participated. Each school selected their best artwork and submitted it to the statewide competition. Twelve winners were selected from more than 200 entries. The posters were grouped into four grade categories and a first-place winner and runners-up were awarded in each category.
This year’s grand-prize winner, Habin Kim from Cherry Creek High School, drew an idyllic Colorado scene with recycling at the front and center. “The goal of the contest,” said Amy Randell, CAFR executive assistant, “is to raise awareness about recycling and help students realize that they can have a positive impact on our environment.” Unfortunately, while there any many Colorado citizens dedicated to recycling, low landfill tip fees, a geographically dispersed population, and one of the lowest MSW recycling rates of any state, keep recycling volumes in Colorado low. “We’re working to change that,” said Randell.
2015 recycling poster contest winners (*grand prize):
Habin Kim – Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village (9th through 12th grade)*
Jennifer Kim – Campus Middle School, Greenwood Village (6th through 8th grade)
Maliah Sena – Heritage Elementary, Pueblo (3rd through 5th grade)
Emmarie Pino – Sunset Park Elementary, Pueblo (kindergarten through 2nd grade)
Angelina Burk – Sunset Park Elementary, Pueblo
Shelby Eldridge – Roncalli Stem Academy, Pueblo
Jennifer Garcia Flores – Boys & Girls Clubs Owen Branch, Denver
Jodi Griffin – Sunset Park Elementary, Pueblo
Ryanna Mata – Central High School, Pueblo
Marissa Myer – Ranview Middle School, Highlands Ranch
Sadie Rowe – Timber Trail Elementary, Castle Pines
Keely Tolleson – Springs Community Night School, Colorado Springs
See the winning artwork online: www.cafr.org/events/postercontest.php