The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce its third annual America Recycles Day Billboard Contest for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who attend either public or private schools participating in the Target Recycling at School program. Students are invited to design a billboard in keeping with the spirit of America Recycles Day, which is celebrated yearly on Nov. 15. The top design out of the three grade levels will be displayed for four weeks on two billboards in Whitfield County.
During the 2011 contest, Dalton Middle School seventh grader, Joel Paez won first place overall. His artwork, chosen from 105 entries, included the phrase, “I Recycle. Do You?” in green letters and showed a young boy picking up an item to recycle. The suggested billboard themes for the 2012 contest are, “Let’s Target Recycling Together”, “I Recycle. Do You?” and “Recycle, it’s the natural thing to do.”
The Contest Guide with an entry form can be downloaded at www.DWSWA.org. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, Nov. 7. There is no entry fee; however, an official entry form needs to be included with the artwork. Only artwork submitted directly from a school representative will be accepted. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 15.
For more information contact Liz Swafford, Recycling and Education Program coordinator, at 706 278-5001 or e-mail email@example.com.