Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge

A 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 8th 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.

Registration is Open and Runs through Jan 15th!

Contest Registration

Poster Challenge Registration

This form will register teachers for the 8th 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 2018

• Three Contest Categories:

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

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

• Posters may be dropped off or postmarked to the PRC office by March 1st 2018

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 2017-2018

Winners Will Receive:

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

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

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

*Second place for each category receives $50 gift certificates from outdoor recreation store

* Top three Category winners’ teachers receive a $50 certificate for school supplies.

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2017 Winners



Elementary Category


first place:  Maggie Dobich from Independence Elementary, Beaver County


second place:  Billie Dobich from Independence Elementary, Beaver County


Middle School Category


first place:  Riley Orr from St. Alexis, Allegheny County


second place:  Paige Morningstar from St. Alexis, Allegheny County


High School Category


first place: Baylee Smith from Canon-McMillon High School, Washington County


second place:  Marisa Tour from West Mifflin Area High School, Allegheny County