Little Rock (Jan 29, 2019) - The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) invites students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to put their creativity on paper and enter this year's Great American Cleanup in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. Entries are due Friday, March 1. Entry rules are availalbe at KeepArkansasBeautiful.com.

Each year, KAB hosts the youth poster contest as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas to engage elementary-age students in litter-awareness education, to increase involvement in the cleanup initiative statewide, and to educate the public about the importance of a litter-free community.

The contest is open to all elementary-aged students in Arkansas. Scouts, 4-H club members and home-schooled students are also encouraged to enter. One poster per class or group should be submitted for statewide judging.

Entries will be accepted in two divisions: Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Posters must be no larger than 8 1/2" x 11" and can be submitted on any sort of paper medium, including copier paper, construction paper and poster board.

Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 posters in each division. KAB and Great American Cleanup in Arkansas representatives will recognize winners in their local communities during March and April. Winning posters and honorable mentions will be displayed April 22-26 at the Thea Foundation Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown North Little Rock, as well as on KAB's Facebook page.

Entries are due Friday, March 1, by mail or deliver to Keep Arkansas Beautiful, 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-007, Little Rock, AR 72201. Additional information about contest rules and entry is available at KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1-888-742-8701 toll-free.

The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, organized and promoted statewide by KAB, is an annual spring cleanup event when communities focus on local beautification efforts in advance of Arkansas's busy tourism season. Communities and groups are invited to sign up to organize a local cleanup at KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. Volunteers can find local cleanups on the calendar of events at KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. The Great American Cleanup in Arkansas runs March through May.

 

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