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January 25, 2012

Deadline nears for ODOT Trash Poster Contest

Woodward, Okla. — For all the artistic children out there, there is still time to enter the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Beautification Office’s annual Trash Poster Contest.

ODOT Spokesman Larry Clore said students need to create a poster that depicts making Oklahoma a trash free state.

“We ask the children to draw a picture or paint a picture and they need to have a slogan on there,” Clore said.

He said all entries must be turned in by Monday to the local county's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office.

Entry forms for the Trash Poster Contest can be obtained by going to the ODOT Beautification Office website, www.okladot.state.ok.us/beauty, then click on “Poster Contest” and the print off the Trash Poster Contest Entry Form.

There are 4 grade levels for the entries including kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd grade through 5th grade; 6th grade through 8th grade; and 9th grade through 12th grade, Clore said.

After the posters are submitted, he said county judges will “look for good artwork, a clever slogan and creativity.”

He said 3 county winners will be selected from each age group category.

“The winners of the county then go on to compete for the overall winners of state,” Clore said.

He said a total of 12 state winners will picked with 3 winners chosen from each age group.

“The winners will have their posters entered into the 2013 ODOT trash poster calendar,” he said.

In addition to having their drawings published in the calendar, the winners will be honored during a luncheon at the ODOT headquarters in Oklahoma City in the spring of 2013.  Cash prizes will also be awarded with 1st place receiving $250, 2nd place will get $150 and 3rd place gets $100. Winners will also receive a T-shirt and a laminated place mat with their design.

The teachers of the 12 state winners will also receive voucher for a 2 night stay at a state park and checks for classroom art supplies in amounts from $50 to $100.

“It will be towards the end of 2012 when the winners will be announced,” Clore said.

He said the Trash Poster Contest is “very important.”

“It gets the word out about keeping the roadsides cleaned and keeping the environment clean and a better place,” Clore said.

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