Billboard Design Contest for Middle School Students Announced

Target Recycling, a program managed by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority (DWSWA), has initiated a billboard design contest for Middle Schools in Whitfield County. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are asked to design artwork for a billboard with a recycling theme in celebration of America Recycles Day. The winning design will be displayed for four weeks on two billboards within our community.

The 2010 America Recycles Day Billboard Contest is the first of it’s kind for the recycling program. America Recycles Day takes place yearly on November 15 and encourages the public to take a pledge to recycle. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 15 at City Hall in the City of Dalton.

Middle schools that recycle with Target Recycling in Whitfield County are invited to participate. These include Eastbrook Middle School, New Hope Middle School, North Whitfield Middle School, Valley Point Middle School, Westside Middle School, Dalton Middle School, Christian Heritage School, and the Learning Tree School. 

Entries are due on Wednesday, November 10th. There is no entry fee, however an official entry form needs to be included with the artwork. Only artwork submitted directly from a school representative will be accepted. Billboard design requirements, participating schools, suggested themes, and important dates are available in the Contest Rules document. 

For more information contact Liz Swafford, Recycling and Education Program Coordinator, at 706-278-5001 or e-mail: