Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge 2020 Winners Announced!

Posted by: Kaity Baril on May 14, 2020

The Southwestern PA Air Quality Partnership, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, would like to announce the 10th Annual Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge winners! 

There were 68 submissions throughout 22 total public, parochial and private schools in a 10-county region that entered for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year. The goal of the Challenge is designed to encourage students and teachers in Southwestern Pennsylvania 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. 

By creating artwork, students have an opportunity to share important messages about decreasing air pollution and increasing alternative transportation,” said Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager.  “We’re excited to celebrate these students and share their amazing artwork for the public to view online, bringing some color, beauty and important environmental messaging into people lives.” 

“For the tenth school year, students were challenged with creating posters to educate the public, and again they did an amazing job of visually depicting their thoughts and perspectives,” according to SPAQP Chair Betsy Mallison.  

Students created posters using a variety of art media including watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, marker and charcoal. 

A panel of judges selected the first place 2019 – 2020 winners: 

Category 1 (4th, 5th Grade): “Keep it This Way” by Nadyia Marilungo 

Category 2 (6th – 8th Grade): “Let’s Clear the Air Solutions” by Nithya Kaarthi 

Category 3: (9th – 12th Grade): “Clean Air for Future Generations by Katie Kerrigan 

The second place 2019 – 2020 winners include:

Category 1 (4th, 5th Grade): “Two Earths” by Maddie Shields 

Category 2 (6th – 8th Grade): “Alternative Transportation” by Emme Fry 

Category 3: (9th – 12th Grade): “Kids for Clean Air” by Auzalei, Kevin, and Shaniah 

Congratulations to the winners, and we’d like to extend a round of applause for all students and teachers that participated, as well. 

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