This year’s 2014 Litter Free Alton Poster Contest themes are “Don’t Trash My Street” and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
In the run-up to the annual citywide Spring Litter Clean-up, the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee, partnering with Republic Services, the Sierra Club and Pride Inc., is sponsoring the 2014 Litter Free Alton Poster Contest. This year’s themes are “Don’t Trash My Street” and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
The contest is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in Alton’s public and private schools. Each grade’s artwork will be judged and the winners in each grade will receive $50, a certificate and recognition at an upcoming City Council meeting. All posters that are submitted will be displayed at either City Hall or Alton Square Mall prior to the Spring Litter Clean-up.
Fliers with the following contest guidelines have been distributed to Alton schools:
• Entries must be done in marker, crayon, paint, ink, or colored pencil
• Entries must be on 12”x18” heavy art paper or poster board
• Entries must have the student’s name and school on the back
• No collages, computer-generated art, or computer-generated printing
• All artwork must be the student’s
• Only one entry per student
• Only entries following the guidelines will be accepted
Each student must submit their completed artwork to their homeroom teacher no later than April 11, at which time members of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee will pick up the posters.
“We hope all sixth- through eighth-grade students in Alton will participate in this contest to raise awareness about litter,” said Alderwoman Carolyn MacAfee, Chairwoman of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. “We are grateful to have the support of Republic Services, the Sierra Club and Pride Inc. in our effort to get our youth engaged in our mission to beautify our city.”
For information on this contest, contact Alderwoman MacAfee at 618-304-4315 or Carolyn Dooley at 618-465-0326.
Created in 2004, the committee is a group of citizen volunteers who are appointed by and report to the mayor and City Council. The committee’s goal is to enhance the overall visual appearance of the city and the quality of life in Alton. ABCCC is the primary coordinator for the two City-Wide Litter Cleanups. ABCCC usually meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 P.M. at Haskell House at 1211 Henry St., unless a work day is scheduled. These meetings and work days are open to the public.
For information on the committee, contact Chairman Carolyn Macafee at 618-304-4315.