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Recycling and Planning Poster Contest

The Departments' Bureau of Recycling and Planning will again sponsor its recycling poetry contest for students statewide in grades 4 through 6. Students are asked to submit a poem of 100 words or less explaining why they believe recycling is an important component of New Jersey's solid waste management policy, and why it's important for all students and schools to participate in their local recycling programs. Schools must select no more than two poems from each eligible grade level to submit for entry into the contest.

  • Judges will look for a comprehensive understanding of the theme; originality; ability to convey a concept; and, creative thinking and writing.

  • A review committee will then select 12 winning poems to be featured on the Departments' annual poster/calendar.

  • The full-color poster/calendar will be distributed at no cost to schools, local and state government agencies, libraries and environmental organizations.

  • Deadline for entries TBA.

  • For more information on this contest, and to receive a complete information packet, please contact the person listed below.

Target Audience(s)
New Jersey students in grades 4 - 6

Additional Information
Victoria Kerekes
Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
401 East State Street
Recycle Logo PO Box 414
Trenton, NJ 08625-0414
Phone: 609-984-3438
Fax: 609-777-0769

Click on the date below to see the winning entry/winners from that year:
2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007    

Winners from 2008 and beyond can be found HERE.