Trash Free Washington DC Art Competition

The Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative announces the opening of the Trash Free DC Art Competition! DC students grades K-12 are welcome to submit for their chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and More!

Trash Free Washington DC Art CompetitionAre you tired of seeing litter and trash around your neighborhood? Are you ready to get involved and be a part of the solution? By properly discarding trash into bins, recycling, and helping to create a Trash Free Community, we will be one step closer to having clean land, safe water, and healthy lives. Trash and litter are not just a visual blight. Trash and litter attract rats, mosquitos, and other nuisance animals that carry disease. It also can easily reach the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers through the storm drains, which is the source of drinking water for 80% residents in the area. The more litter in the water, the more it has to be cleaned and the greater our water costs.

As part of the effort to create a Trash Free Community, we are sponsoring an art showcase for students in the District. Youth participants are asked to design a poster that can be used in outreach materials and throughout the District of Columbia. The poster will require youth participants to illustrate the message: “Litter Hits Close to Home” by identifying ways residents can prevent litter build-up in the District and highlighting the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s litter prevention tagline, “Take control. Take care of your trash”.  Download full contest rules and an entry form. Contestants who submit a piece will have their artwork showcased at trash related events throughout the District. We look forward to your entry!

Entries must be submitted to the Alice Ferguson Foundation by: 5pm Monday, May 16, 2016. Download the competition flyer and entry form.

Entry questions should be directed to Julia Saintz, [email protected] or 301-292-5665.