Students are invited to design a poster for the 30th annual Ohio River Sweep 2019!
Fourteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded; one to a winner in each grade level.
The Poster Contest is open to students (public and private, K-12) living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River or counties participating in the Ohio River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
The Ohio River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The Sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cairo, IL. Trash collected during the Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano, and a variety of other items.
The Ohio River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The Poster Contest, held in conjunction with the Ohio River Sweep, is one way to spread the word about litter prevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. Deadline for the Poster Contest is December 21, 2018.
The Ohio River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. Voluntary contributions from industries provide the funding for the Sweep.
For further information about the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest or for complete contest rules, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-513-231-7719 or visit www.OhioRiverSweep.org.