Still Time To Enter! Keep PA Beautiful Accepting Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Award Program For Students In Grades K to 6

Projects are being accepted for the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Litter Hawk Youth Award Program, a recognition program for students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade.  The deadline for entries is January 31.

Kids can participate individually or as part of a lesson initiated by schools, home-schools, scout troops, 4-H clubs, environmental clubs or other organized groups.

The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program is a way for kids to share their hope, optimism and concerns about litter and inspire others to care for their communities through art, words or video.

In coordination with the release of the revision of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s popular Open your Eyes to Litter series of books for grades K through 6, the theme is: Open Your Eyes to Litter – Show Us What You See.

Projects include:

-- Grades Kindergarten through 4 - Poster

-- Grades 5 – Essay

-- Grade 6 – Video 

First place and second place winners will receive ribbons and a certificate. All participants will receive a litter hawk sticker.

Winners will be announced in May in coordination with a display of winning entries at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

“We are excited to see how Pennsylvania students feel and think about litter in their neighborhoods, school and other favorite places. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that engaging youth in protecting the environment not only creates a direct impact on changing behaviors and attitudes, but also influences their friends and families,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are all responsible for keeping our communities clean and beautiful. This program provides a fun and easy way for students to illustrate respect for the environment and their community.”

The Litter Hawk Youth Award program was created with funding provided by the Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information, downloadable promotional posters and an entry form, visit KPB’s Litter Hawk Youth Award Program webpage.

Questions should be directed to Stephanie Larson at  or 724-836-4121 ext. 104.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel.

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

Related Articles This Week:

-- PA Resources Council: Resolve To Waste Less In 2024, PRC Has Lots Of Tools To Help  [PaEN]

-- Still Time To Enter! Keep PA Beautiful Accepting Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Award Program For Students In Grades K to 6  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Now Accepting Entries For 2024 Lens On Litter Photo Contest  [PaEN]

[Posted: January 3, 2024]


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