2021 RethinkWaste Poster Contest – Open Now!

The 8th annual RethinkWaste poster contest is now accepting submissions!

The theme for the 2021 contest is “Compost Champions!” Students are encouraged to illustrate why is it so important to compost our food scraps, dirty paper, and yard trimmings. We want to see how you compost like a champion with your family, friends, or class!

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 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 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 gift packs full of fun, reusable items! 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 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.