Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge

2016_posterchallenge-post-cardA collaboration between the Southwest PA Air Quality Partnership and the PA Resources Council, the Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge is now in its seventh year. The goal of the Challenge is for students in Southwest PA to learn about the effects of air pollution, how to reduce their exposure, and to encourage action through a poster campaign promoting clean air and alternative transportation.

All schools, public, parochial, and private schools in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette,Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, & Westmoreland counties are eligible to participate.

See below for details and how to register your class!

Unfortunately we have already reached our first 35 Teachers registered so any new registrations will not be eligible to receive a gift card for assistance with art supplies.

Contest Registration

Poster Challenge Registration

This form will register teachers for the 7th Annual Let's Clear the Air Poster Challenge
  • Name of faculty member registering
    Chose the category(s) that your classes fall into.

Poster Contest Details

Open to teachers of all disciplines, Science, History, Art and more!
• Winners announced in early April 2017

• Three Contest Categories:

* Upper Elementary (4th& 5th)
* Middle School (6th -8th)
* High School (9th – 12th)


*People’s Choice Winner

• Participating teachers receive access to air quality background info, age-specific lesson plans and hands-on activities

• First 35 teachers to register will receive a $20 gift card to use for hands-on materials.  As of 9-8-16 we have reached our first 35 registrations!  Unfortunately any new registrations will not be eligible to receive a gift card for assistance with art supplies. 

• Posters may be dropped off or postmarked to the PRC office by March 1st 2017

Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge
Pennsylvania Resources Council
64 South 14th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

• Click Here For:  Air Quality Poster Contest Rules

Winners Will Receive:

* The top 2 posters from each category will be DISPLAYED in public venues across Southwestern PA

* Top 2 from each category will win a school assembly professional Magic Show!

* Top winner from the three grade level categories will receive a bicycle.

*Second place for each category & People’s Choice winners receive $50 gift certificates from outdoor recreation store

* Top three Category winners’ teachers receive a $100 certificate for school supplies.

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2016 Winners

Posters will be on display April 18th-22nd at the City County Building and May 1st-21st at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh

Elementary Category

Mical Ondercin

first place:  Michael Ondercin from St. Malachy School, Allegheny County

Lauren VanFossen

second place:  Lauren Van Fossen of Butler Catholic School, Butler County


Middle School Category

Zahara Udaipurwala

first place:  Zahara Udaipurwala from Quaker Valley Middle, Allegheny County

Kira Pavlik

second place:  Kira Pavlik from St. Bernadette, Allegheny County


High School Category

Isabella Zuccaro

first place: Isabella Zuccaro from Hopewell High School, Beaver County

Ethan Bailey

second place:  Ethan Bailey from Greensburgh Central Catholic, Westmoreland County