Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge


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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 12th 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.

This year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and many students having school virtually the contest has made a few changes to make it easier for teachers and students to participate.

2022 Poster Contest Details

Open to teachers of all disciplines, Science, History, Art and more!

• Teachers must be registered by March 1st, 2022

•Posters must be in by April 15th, 2022

• Winners announced in May 2022

• 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

•Images of Posters will be uploaded via PRC’s website.

Teachers can still mail hard copies of posters to:

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 2022

Winners Will Receive:

* Top winner from the each categories will receive a $250 gift card from an outdoor recreation store.

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

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

* Second place 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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Let's Clear the Air Poster Contest Registration Form

2022 Poster Contest Entry Submission Form - YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Let's Clear The Air Poster Contest Entries

Submission for Poster Contest 2022

Example Posters


4th – 5th Grade Category: “Keep it This Way” by Nadyia Marilungo 

6th – 8th Grade Category: “Let’s Clean the Air Solutions” by Nithya Kaarthi 

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

The second place 2019 – 2020 winners include:

4th – 5th Grade Category: “Two Earths” by Maddie Shields 

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

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