By Gary Chamberlain-Spokesman
North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition (FB)
(March 27, 2019)
The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition (NCLFC) is encouraging all public, private and home schools in any state to compete in our annual anti-litter competition contest. Compete as an elementary, middle or high school. We will be judging the first ten elementary, middle and high school that send us an email stating that they are going to participate in this contest.
Schools could consider this contest to stimulate the STEM programs.
Submit information about your school anti-litter efforts per the following format. We must teach our youth about the negative effects of highway and community litter plus the cost of vandalism and how it affects the image and economy every community.
This competition will recognize the first, second and third place entries in each of the three school categories (High School, Middle school and Elementary school) and there will be an overall winner selected; there are no prizes, only bragging rights.
Schools wishing to be part of this anti-litter competition are required to mail (4) four copies of their submission to North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition no later than the last day of the school year.
These eight questions can yield a maximum of 380 points and will determine the outcome of this contest. Contest Questions:
1) All contestant entries are to highlight their school logos and contact information (principal’s name, school phone number, webpage name, Facebook page, etc.) that would help someone to research, reach out to, and contact their school. All contest submissions are to be formatted so they can be easily printed out with the push of the “print” command, including photographs. Make your submission easy to share with others. There is no limit to the number of pages of text that you can submit. (40 points)
2) List the names of the teachers and students that are involved in your anti-litter contest. (40 points)
3) What is your school doing to convince your students and parents that those that litter and vandalize have a negative effect on the image and economy of your school and community? (40 points)
4) Who do your students think benefit from their anti-litter efforts and how do they, as students benefit? (40 points)
5) Who are your teachers and students inviting to join them in their anti-litter efforts? How do you encourage spectators at your sporting events to not litter? (40 points)
6) Schools are encouraged to include a maximum of (5) five photographs (one group and four action photos) with their submission, a picture is worth a 1000 words, choose your photos wisely. All photos sent to the NCLFC and the media should be at least 300 DPI. Do not, under any circumstances, embed any photo within a Word document, etc. In addition, don’t send your photo via Facebook or Twitter, simply email the photos as raw images, and we’ll do the rest. No Polaroid images, computer printouts of photos, etc. For best quality, start right at the source. (60 points)
7) Throughout the school year, schools are encouraged to submit photos and comments about, what you’re doing? Why you’re doing it? Who benefits from your efforts? Why do you want others to join your effort? (40 points)
8) Submit your stories to your local newspaper for publication (20 points per story published and four stories maximum if submitted with your entry).