Winners of Spokane Recycles Poster Contest Selected

Artwork of 17 kids to be featured in 2017 Spokane Recycles Calendar

Kris Major, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, (509) 625-6521

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Some 241 children from 24 classrooms in Spokane County created hand-drawn posters for entry in the “America Recycles Day 2016” poster contest. This year’s theme was “Get Real. Be Recycled!” The annual competition, open to students in kindergarten through grade 8, is sponsored by the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System (SCRSWS).

At the Tuesday, Nov. 1, meeting of the Spokane Board of County Commissioners, 31 students were recognized as finalists in the contest. They also were honored at a reception following the meeting, and from those students, 17 were selected to have their artwork appear in the 2017 “Spokane County Recycles” calendar. All 31 of the grade level finalists’ posters are on display at River Park Square through Nov. 17, 2016.

Calendars will be available free of charge from the City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Dept. at 625.6580, beginning in late December 2016.

The poster contest is partially supported by a grant from Washington Department of Ecology. Attached is the list of finalists and those who will be featured in the calendar and the cover artwork.

About America Recycles Day: The official “America Recycles Day” is November 15, 2016, and serves to remind citizens to continue to raise awareness about the need to reduce waste by reusing, recycling, and buying recycled-content products during the month of November.