Youth Poster Contest

The entry deadline for this year’s contest has passed.

Mark your calendar for next year’s contest in early 2020!

As communities around the state began planning their 2019 Great American Cleanup™ in Arkansas events, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) invited students in grades K – 5 to submit art entries in its annual youth poster contest.

The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, organized and promoted statewide by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), is an annual spring cleanup event when communities focus on local beautification efforts, flower- and tree-plantings, park improvements, trail-building, Main Street rehabilitations, litter pickups, and other activities in advance of the tourism/vacation and festival seasons.

KAB coordinates a Youth Poster Contest in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas to involve elementary school students, increase awareness of the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, and educate the public about the importance of a clean and beautiful community to economic development, civic pride and environmental quality of life.

Prizes will be awarded in two divisions: Grades K ­– 2 and Grades 3 –­­ 5. KAB is providing gift cards for the Top 3 posters in each division. One poster per class may be submitted for statewide judging. 4-H clubs, scout groups and home-schooled students are also encouraged to enter.

Contest entries are due no later than March 1, 2019. KAB and representatives of the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas will recognize winners in their local communities. Winning posters and honorable mentions will be displayed in Thea Foundation’s art gallery on Main Street in North Little Rock April 22 – 26. Posters will also be posted to KAB’s Facebook page.

Click here for the 2019 contest rules and curriculum connections.

Click here to view the 2019 contest winners and honorable mentions.

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