RethinkWaste Announces 2022 Poster Contest Winners

RethinkWaste is very excited to announce the winners of its ninth annual poster contest, which was open to all 3rd through 5th graders attending schools in the RethinkWaste service area. This year’s poster theme was “Everyday Upcycling!”, where we asked students to creatively illustrate ways to upcycle their everyday waste. In total, we received 44 original submissions from our student artists, representing 15 schools and 6 Member Agencies.

The winners and their respective cities and schools are listed below:

First Place – “The Possibilities of a Jar”
Maya M., 5th grade, Belmont Oaks Academy, Belmont

Second Place – “Upcycling is Upgrading the Planet!”
Stella L., 5th grade, Belmont Oaks Academy, Belmont

Third Place “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle…Upcycle!”
Luoyan L., 5th grade, College Park Elementary, San Mateo  

Honorable Mention “Recycling Cardboard to Make Toys”
Niralya J., 3rd grade, Audubon Elementary, Foster City

Honorable Mention “RethinkWaste Protect Our Home”
Hannah B., 3rd grade, Centennial Montessori School, San Mateo

Honorable Mention “Everyday Upcycling!!!”
Chloey C., 3rd grade, Carey School, San Mateo

Honorable Mention “We Love Upcycling!”
Noam K., 4th grade, Lincoln Elementary School, Burlingame

The First Place poster will be featured on the side of a Recology collection truck with routes in Belmont, so the winner will see their artwork around their neighborhood later this year! All winning posters will be showcased on the RethinkWaste website and social media and may appear in RethinkWaste newsletters and other educational materials. 

In addition, contest winners may be recognized at upcoming City Council meetings. Meeting dates will be confirmed before the end of the calendar year.

As a reward for their submissions, all winners will receive fun eco-friendly prizes!