2017 Poster Contest 1st Place: Agnes Qiu, Pacific Rim, 5th grade

2019 RethinkWaste Poster Contest Open

The 6th annual RethinkWaste poster contest is now open!

The theme for 2019 is: 4 R’s in the Classroom. We are asking students to reflect and illustrate how they Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost) in their class and around their school.

Any 3rd through 5th grade student attending schools located in the RethinkWaste service area* may enter this contest.

All submitted posters must be 8.5 x 14 inches (legal size). Any 2D mediums may be used – this includes paint, markers, crayons and colored pencils. Bright, rich colors are encouraged. Only one entry per student will be acceptedOriginal artwork only.

Posters must be delivered flat and submitted by Friday, October 4, 2019 at Noon to the RethinkWaste office at 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos along with a contest submission form.

The 1st Place poster will be enlarged and displayed on the side of a Recology truck with routes in the winning artist’s local neighborhood and receive four tickets to a science museum. 2nd and 3rd Place winners will also receive tickets to a science museum. Winning posters will also be highlighted on the RethinkWaste website and in other promotional materials.

View examples of previous years’ Poster Contest winning submissions here.

*The RethinkWaste service area includes Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District.