Missouri schools and school groups are invited to help in the state’s fight against litter by participating in the 2013 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

 

Missouri schools and school groups are invited to help in the state’s fight against litter by participating in the 2013 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.
Missouri elementary, middle and home school students in grades kindergarten through eighth are eligible to enter the contest. The annual trash-can-decorating contest is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Transportation as part of Missouri’s “No More Trash!” campaign to raise awareness about Missouri’s litter problem and to discourage littering.
The contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large, 30-gallon trash can with the “No More Trash!” logo and a litter-prevention message using a variety of creative media.
Schools can submit one entry in each competition grade category - K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
Entries are judged based on creativity, adherence to contest rules and effective use of theme and logo.
In addition to teaching kids how to prevent littering and about how litter hurts them, their families, schools, communities and Missouri’s forests, fish and wildlife, first-place winners from each competition grade category receive $200 awarded to the sponsoring schools. All first-place winners are then eligible for a grand prize of a trophy and $600 awarded to the sponsoring school.
There is no entry fee for the contest.
Participating school groups must submit a completed entry form and up to three photos by March 8.