Young artists from kin­dergarten through 12th grade in Carter County have the opportunity to en­ter the Litter Poster Con­test being sponsored by the Ardmore Beautification Council in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.


Young artists from kin­dergarten through 12th grade in Carter County have the opportunity to en­ter the Litter Poster Con­test being sponsored by the Ardmore Beautification Council in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

The deadline entry date is Feb. 1. To receive an ap­plication, students and teachers should contact ABC at (580) 223-2230.

“Hundreds of students submit their original, cre­ative ideas for fighting litter in our state,” said Melissa L. Walker, project coordinator for the ABC. “It is a difficult task to only select 12 winners from our county.”

According to Walker, all winning entries in the county contest are forward­ed to Oklahoma City, where they are judged with those from across the state.

The state contest is coor­dinated by the Oklahoma Department of Transporta­tion and the DEQ. A calen­dar featuring the designs of the 12 statewide win­ners from this year will be published for distribution in 2011.

First-place winners in each category of the Carter County Litter Poster Con­test receive $100; second place, $75; and third place, a $50 savings bond.

Students may enter the contest through their schools or by submitting an entry to the local DEQ office or the ABC by Feb. 1.