2016 Deadline

April 29, 2016


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Contest Flyer

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Spanish Release Form

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Thank You
2016 Contest Sponsors

Western Disposal Services

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.


Poster Contest

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 10th Annual Recycling Poster Contest, a project of the Education and Outreach Committee.

This year's theme: "Top 10 Reasons to Recycle"

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Ten (10) winners will receive prizes. One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card, and their winning artwork will serve as Colorado’s 2016 America Recycles Day (www.americarecyclesday.org) promotional piece and be distributed throughout the state. Plus, each school with winning entries will receive recycling educational materials and a free one-year teacher membership to RAFT Colorado.

2015 Winners

Congratulations to last year's winning students! (*Grand prize) Their posters are highlighted in a public service video to promote America Recycles Day, November 15 (www.americarecyclesday.org).

First-, second- and third-place winners were awarded in each of four grade catgories: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, 3rd through 5th Grade, 6th through 8th Grade and 9th through 12th Grade.

1st Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Emmarie Pino
2nd Grade
Sunset Park Elementary
Maliah Sena
4th grade
Heritage Elementary
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Jennifer Kim
7th grade
Campus Middle School
Greenwood Village
Habin Kim*
9th grade
Cherry Creek High School
Greenwood Village

2nd Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Angelina Burk
2nd Grade
Sunset Park Elementary
Jennifer Garcia Flores
4th grade
Boys & Girls Clubs Owen Branch
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Shelby Eldridge
8th grade
Roncalli Stem Academy
Keely Tolleson
11th grade
Springs Community Night School
Colorado Springs

3rd Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Jodi Griffin
2nd Grade
Sunset Park Elementary
Sadie Rowe
5th grade
Timber Trail Elementary
Castle Pines
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Marissa Myer
7th grade
Ranchview Middle School
Highlands Ranch
Ryanna Mata
10th grade
Central High School

2015 Participating Organizations

Abner Baker Central School, Fort Morgan
Bessemer Academy, Pueblo
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver
Boys & Girls Clubs Owen Branch, Denver
Campus Middle School, Greenwood Village
Central High School, Pueblo
Challenge School, Denver
Crested Butte Community School, Crested Butte
Eisenhower Elementary, Boulder
Elkhart Elementary, Aurora
Fort Morgan High School, Fort Morgan
Frisco Elementary, Frisco
Goodnight Elementary School, Pueblo
Heaton Middle School, Pueblo
Heritage Elementary, Pueblo
Highland Park Elementary, Pueblo
Home School Academy Tracks, Colorado Springs
John F. Kennedy High School, Denver
Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette
Pueblo Central High School, Pueblo
Pueblo West High School, Pueblo
Springs Community Night School, Colorado Springs
Sunset Park Elementary, Pueblo
Timber Trail Elementary, Castle Rock