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Green Up Vermont Poster and Poetry/Essay Contest

Green Up Vermont Poster and Poetry/Essay Contest Montpelier Vermont

posted at 4:52 pm Tue Jan 26th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Green Up Vermont's annual poster and writing contest deadline is Sunday, January 31st.

All students K - 12 they may enter Green Up's annual contests for design of the poster to promote Green Up Day (May 1, 2010) and for a poem or essay inspired by Green Up. Deadline for entries is the last day of January. Adults are encouraged to make sure their children or students know about this opportunity. An overall winner is chosen for each contest and winners are also chosen by grade categories by county. Top winners receive a cash prize. All winners will be honored at an Awards Banquet, to be held March 26 in Montpelier, where the Governor presents special recognition certificates. Poster contest entries must be vertical format in size 11 by 14 inches. They must include the words "Green Up Vermont." Computer art is not accepted. Writing contest essays may include up to 400 words.

2010 will mark the 40th Anniversary of Green Up. Vermont's unique "Green Up Day" tradition started in 1970 by Governor Deane C. Davis continues to promote anti-litter education and maintaining a clean green Vermont. Each year, on Green Up Day - the first Saturday in May thousands of volunteers statewide clean litter from roadsides and public places to "spruce up" their communities, showing pride in our beloved state's natural beauty. Montpelier Alive is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping to organize Green Up Day in Montpelier. Do you know anyone who participated 40 years ago? Were you there on April 18, 1970??? Green Up Vermont would like to know and post it on the Contest entries should be sent to: Green Up Vermont, P.O. Box 1191, Montpelier VT 05601-1191, or delivered to the Green Up office at 14-16 Baldwin Street. For questions call 229-4586 or 800-975-3259.

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