2020 RethinkWaste Poster Contest Open

The 7th annual RethinkWaste poster contest is now open!

The theme for the 2020 contest is Rethinking Waste on the Move. Students are encouraged to illustrate which of the 4 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot/Compost) they are practicing while spending time in their yard, neighborhood, local parks, and other outdoor spaces. 

Entry Details
All 3rd through 5th grade students attending schools located in the RethinkWaste service area* are eligible to enter the contest.

Poster submissions must be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper in landscape orientation. Any 2D mediums may be used, including paint, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Use of bright, rich colors are recommended. Only one entry per student will be acceptedArtwork must be original – posters that contain copyrighted images will be disqualified.

The deadline for poster entries is Friday, October 30, 2020 at Noon via our online submission form.

The 1st Place poster will be enlarged and displayed on the side of a Recology truck with routes in the winning artist’s local neighborhood. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners will receive their choice of a gift card for a fun outing at a selection of local businesses. All winning posters will also be highlighted on the RethinkWaste website and in other promotional materials.

View examples of previous years’ Poster Contest winning submissions here.

*The RethinkWaste service area includes Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District.