5th Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Contest Announced

  The 5th Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest is underway.  Pictured is the winning design of 2013 designed by Larissa Hernandez, a 7th grader from Dalton Middle School.

The 5th Annual America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest is underway.  Pictured is the winning design of 2013 designed by Larissa Hernandez, a 7th grader from Dalton Middle School.

Middle Schoolers from Whitfield Co. Invited to Participate in 2014 Art Contest

The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce it’s 5th 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 in Whitfield County.  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 2013 contest, Dalton Middle School 7th grader, Larissa Hernandez, won first place overall.  Her artwork, chosen out of 193 entries includes the phrase, “I Recycle Do You?” which included the America Recycles Day logo, in colorful letter blocks.

Themes for this year include, “I want to be recycled.”, and “I recycle with Recycling Ben!”  First, second, and third place prizes will be given in each of the three grade levels.  The grand prize is chosen from the three first place winners. 

The Contest Guide with an entry form can be downloaded at www.DWSWA.org.  Deadline for entries is Monday, November 10, 2014.  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 Monday, November 17, 2014. 

For more information contact Liz Swafford, Recycling and Education Program Coordinator, at 706-278-5001 or e-mail: lswafford@dwswa.org.  To learn more about America Recycles Day visit www.americarecyclesday.org.