Green Up poster and writing contests open to students

VERMONT — Green Up Vermont has announced its annual student contests for writing and poster design to promote the Vermont tradition of cleaning up our roadsides in spring.
Any student in kindergarten through 12th grade may submit one entry each for Green Up Vermont’s poster and writing contests.
Entries for the poster design contest must be received by Jan. 31. One poster design will be selected as the official Green Up Day poster, promoting Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May, which will be May 5. Poster entries should be 11 inches by 14 inches, created by hand, without the aid of computers, and must include the words “Green Up Vermont.”
Writing contest entries should be a poem or essay of no more than 200 words about Green Up Day and why it is important. Writing entries must be received by March 1.
The overall winner in each contest receives $250.
All rights for use and reproduction belong to Green Up Vermont. Entries will not be returned. All poster and writing entries must include the following information, on the back upper right hand corner: student name, grade, county, home address; parent/guardian name and phone; and school name (if it is a classroom project), address, phone and teacher. Entries do not have to be a part of classroom project and can be entered individually.
All entries should be mailed to Green Up Vermont, P.O. Box 1191, Montpelier, VT 05601-1191, or delivered to the Green Up Vermont office at 14-16 Baldwin Street by Jan. 31.
For questions, call 802-229-4586 or 1-800-974-3259 or visit the Contests page at greenupvermont.org for more information.

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