3rd Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Contest Announced

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The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce it’s 3rd Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that attend either public or private schools participating in the Target Recycling at School program. Students are invited to design a billboard in keeping with the spirit of America Recycles Day, which is celebrated yearly on November 15. The top design out of the three grade levels will be displayed for four weeks on two billboards in Whitfield County.

During the 2011 contest, Dalton Middle School 7th grader, Joel Paez won first place overall. His artwork, chosen from 105 entries, included the phrase, “I Recycle. Do You?” in green letters and showed a young boy picking up an item to recycle. The suggested billboard themes for the 2012 contest are, “Let’s Target Recycling Together”, “I Recycle. Do You?” and “Recycle, it’s the natural thing to do.”

Click here to download the Contest Guide with an entry form. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 7, 2012. 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. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 15.

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

PHOTO CAPTION:The 3rd Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest is underway. Pictured is the winning design of 2011 designed by Joel Paez of Dalton Middle School.