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 11th 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2021 Poster Contest Details

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

•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 2021

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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2019 - 2020 Winners

WINNING ENTRIES:

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