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 10th 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.

Poster Contest Details

Open to teachers of all disciplines, Science, History, Art and more!
• Winners announced in late April/Early May 2020

• 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

•First 30 teachers to register receive a $20 gift card to help with supplies for lesson plans and poster activities

• Posters may be dropped off or postmarked to the PRC office by March 1st 2020

Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge
Pennsylvania Resources Council
828 W. North Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

• Click Here For: Air Quality Poster Contest Rules 2019-2020

Winners Will Receive:

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

* Top winner from the each 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.

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

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2019-2020 Registration

Poster Challenge Registration

This form will register teachers for the 10th Annual Let's Clear the Air Poster Challenge
  • Name of faculty member registering
    Chose the category(s) that your classes fall into.

2019 Winners!


Elementary Category

first place:  Isaiah Kovach from Our Lady of Fatima, Beaver County


Second place: Emma Vedro Our Lady of Fatima, Beaver County


Middle School Category

first place:  Sarah Bruce from Moon Area Middle School, Allegheny County


second place:  Brooklyn Windsheimer from St. Malachy, Allegheny County


High School Category

first place: Jacinta Jolly from Greensburg Central Catholic High School, Westmoreland County


second place:  Abbey Garofalo from Hopewell High School, Beaver County