Recycle Colorado's Poster Contest

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited annually to showcase their artistic talent and commitment to recycling by participating in our Poster Contest. This year's theme was Trash to Treasure. 

While this year's contest is complete, you can still download the resources on upcycling and more on our "For Kids" page.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest. Be sure your student received their participation certificate

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 International Composting Awareness Week, the second week in May. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Greensheen PaintTown of Vail City of Grand JunctionGoodwill of Colorado


Congrats to our 2024 Winners!

More on the 2024 Contest

Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Winners

Charlotte Wisiewski

1st Place: Charlotte Wisniewski, Eisenhower Elementary

Maddox "Max" Palmer-Willey 

2nd Place: Maddox "Max" Palmer-Willey, Eisenhower Elementary

Zanetta Taylor

3rd Place: Zanetta Taylor, Eisenhower Elementary

3rd - 4th Grade Winners

Rui An Limasalle

1st Place: Rui An Limasalle, High Peaks Elementary

University Park Elementary's Green Team University Park Elementary's Green Team

2nd Place: University Park Elementary's Green Team

Lauren Baker

3rd Place: Lauren Baker, Eagle Crest

5th - 6th Grade Winners

Buta Lobsang

1st Place: Buta Lobsang, Meadowlark

Willow Littman

2nd Place: Willow Littman, Eisenhower Elementary

Aiden Harrinton-Gade

3rd Place: Aiden Harrinton-Gade, Whittier Elementary

7th - 8th Grade Winners

Bailey Green

1st Place: Bailey Green, Holmes Middle School

Ethan Brill 

2nd Place: Ethan Brill, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Dalton Bales

3rd Place: Dalton Bales, Holmes Middle School

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