2018 Deadline

Check back later in the year for the 2018 rules and deadline.



Contact Amy Randell with questions or if you have problems downloading the rules.

Sponsor the Contest

Show your support for recycling education with a financial gift.

Thank You
2017 Contest Sponsors

Alpine Waste and Recycling

Ball Corporation

Colorado Industrial Recycling

Hunter Douglas


2017 Poster Contest

All of Colorado’s K-12 students were invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 11th Annual Recycling Poster Contest.

This year's theme: "Where do you recycle?"


Ten (10) winners receive prizes. One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card. Winning artwork will be used in Colorado’s 2017 America Recycles Day video and be seen throughout the state. Plus, each school with winning entries receives a free one-year teacher membership to RAFT Colorado.

2017 Winners

Congratulations to the winning artists! All of the posters below will be highlighted in a public service video to promote America Recycles Day, November 15.

First- and second-place winners were awarded in each of five grade catgories: Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 4th grade, 5th through 6th grade, 7th through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade. *Grand-prize winner!

1st Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Payton Han
2nd Grade
Coyote Hills Elementary
Alivia Eikenberg*
4th Grade
Timber Trail Elementary
Castle Rock
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Andy Lee
6th Grade
Campus Middle School
Greenwood Village
Gabi Miles
7th Grade
Liberty Point International
Pueblo West
1st place, 4-6 grade  
Ashley Oh
9th Grade
Joyce Art Studio

2nd Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Kaylynn May
2nd Grade
Wamsley Elementary
Lincoln Gallagher
4th Grade
Breckenridge Elementary
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Lisa Braun
5th Grade
Eisenhower Elementary
Kieran Jacobs Yañez
7th Grade
Liberty Point International
Pueblo West
1st place, 4-6 grade  
Lidisse Chavez
10th Grade
Gateway High School

2017 Participating Organizations

Alpine Elementary, Longmont
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver
Breckenridge Elementary, Breckenridge
Campus Middle School, Greenwood Village
Coyote Hills Elementary, Aurora
Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont
Eisenhower Elementary, Boulder
Fowler High School, Fowler
Gateway High School, Aurora
Joyce Art Studio, Aurora
June Creek Elementary, Edwards
Liberty Point International, Pueblo
Namaqua Elementary, Loveland
Northridge Elementary, Highlands Ranch
Pikes Peak Elementary, Colorado Springs
Prairie Winds Elementary, Pueblo
Tarver Elementary, Thornton
Timber Trail Elementary, Castle Rock
Walt Clark Middle School, Loveland
Wamsley Elementary, Rifle