Recycle Colorado's Poster Contest: Submit your Artwork!

2024 Participant PacketAll of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and commitment to upcycling by participating in Recycle Colorado’s 17th Annual Poster Contest. This year's theme is Trash to Treasure. We hope you will participate and show us your creativity by creating or drawing your best upcycled ideas.

Participating Schools, Organizations, and Students: The guidelines for the 2024 Poster Contest are all included in the Participant Packet. Please download the document to receive everything you will need to participate. You can also download the participant packet for sharing and distribution purposes. Download by clicking on the image or button below. 

DEADLINE: Submit your poster by April 19th!

Download Participant Packet!

Contest Guidelines

One first place winner from each age group will receive a $100 gift card.

Each first place winners’ teacher/classroom/school will receive a $100 gift card for room supplies.

Winning artwork will be used to help promote Colorado Recycles Week, celebrated the third week in November, and America Recycles Day, November 15th. 

We hope your school, the schools in your district, your organization or business will participate! The contest rules and judging criteria can be found on downloadable and shareable documents found above. Talking points on upcycling and reuse are included for teachers, if they want to provide a mini-lesson to students while introducing the contest. We look forward to working with you. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Submit your artwork by emailing [email protected] or by using our online form linked below.

Submit a Poster

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Greensheen PaintTown of Vail 

Contact Information
Ally Byzewski
[email protected]

2023 Poster Contest

Last year's theme was "Colorado Kids Love Clean Compost". We asked students to help illustrate why they love clean compost! All of Colorado’s K-12 students were invited to showcase their artistic talent and commitment to composting by submitting a poster. Read about this year's contest results by clicking the link or image below. 

2023 Winners