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River Round Up Poster Contest 2020

Licking County River Round Up is an annual, county-wide, waterway cleanup event in the Licking River Watershed. Hundreds of volunteers participate in the event by collecting trash and debris along shorelines and in the water. In 2019, over 375 volunteers cleaned 30 miles of waterways, removing 6,750 pounds of trash, 4,900 pounds of scrap metal, 2,500 pounds of recyclable materials and 357 tires from the Licking River and tributaries. River Round Up is co-hosted by numerous local government agencies and community organizations.

River Round Up Poster Contest deadline for submission is February 21, 2020 and the winning individual receives $100 cash with an additional $500 in scholarship money!

The River Round Up Poster Contest is open to all school-aged youth in primary, secondary schools (public, private, and home school; K-12) or school-aged youth living in Licking County.

Posters should reflect water pollution awareness and encourage volunteer participation in the River Round Up. Prizes will be awarded to students and their respective schools.

The winning individual will receive $100 in prize money and winner’s school will receive a $500 scholarship to use for advancing science and art programs. Up to two honorable mentions will receive $50 in prize money and a $250 scholarship each for their school.

The grand prize also includes having the winning poster used as the primary electronic marketing picture for the 2020 River Round Up. Entries will be displayed on the River Round Up Facebook page. Winning posters will be displayed at a River Round Up registration sites on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Entry Form available at River Round Up Facebook page or contact Michelle Illing, Conservation Educator, for an entry form.