BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The Brookfield-based Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority has announced the theme of its next recycling billboard contest for students – “Bags to Riches.”
The regional waste management authority serves 11 communities — including Newtown, Sherman, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Danbury, Bethel, Ridgefield and Redding — in western Connecticut. The contest is open to all students in those towns.
The regional grand prize winner will get $250, the authority said. Other winners will receive prizes of $25, $50, or $75. The grand prize winner's school district or organization will get $1,000, the authority said.
Contestants are asked to create a billboard that will help tell the public to recycle plastic bags at a local retailer.
Plastic bags, the authority said, can’t go in your regular household recycling bin because they cause problems at the recycling sorting plant.
To learn more about why plastic bags shouldn’t go in the recycling bin, and to how to recycle them at a retailer, click here.
Other rules for the contest are:
- Do not use brand names, or names of stores in artwork.
- Artwork must be on standard 8.5 inch by x 11 inch paper with a ½ inch margin, landscape, in color, and in any medium.
- Use the back of this entry form to create your artwork.
- The artist’s name, address, school, and grade must be printed on space provided to the right. Artwork missing an address will not be eligible for a regional award. The information is not shared with any other party.
- Artwork in each school/town should be submitted to the local coordinator by Friday, Feb. 26. *
- Home-schooled students must submit to the coordinator in their home district school or town.
For complete rules click here.
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