Check back in the fall for the rules and offical deadline.



Contact Amy Randell with questions or if you have problems downloading the rules.

Sponsor the Contest

Show your support for recycling education with a financial gift.

Thank You
2017 Contest Sponsors

Alpine Waste and Recycling

Ball Corporation

Colorado Industrial Recycling

Hunter Douglas


Poster Contest

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the Colorado Association for Recycling’s poster contest.

Check back in fall 2018 for a new set of rules. The next contest deadline will be spring 2019.

Thank you for your continued interest in the contest. Remember recycling and art when creating your lesson plans for 2019.

2017 Winners

Congratulations to the winning artists! All of the posters below are highlighted in a public service video to promote America Recycles Day, November 15.

All CAFR members, schools and public television stations are encouraged to download and air the video, free of charge, on their websites and telecasts.

First- and second-place winners were awarded in each of five grade catgories: Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 4th grade, 5th through 6th grade, 7th through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade. *Grand-prize winner!

1st Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Payton Han
2nd Grade
Coyote Hills Elementary
Alivia Eikenberg*
4th Grade
Timber Trail Elementary
Castle Rock
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Andy Lee
6th Grade
Campus Middle School
Greenwood Village
Gabi Miles
7th Grade
Liberty Point International
Pueblo West
1st place, 4-6 grade  
Ashley Oh
9th Grade
Joyce Art Studio

2nd Place

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade
Kaylynn May
2nd Grade
Wamsley Elementary
Lincoln Gallagher
4th Grade
Breckenridge Elementary
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade
Lisa Braun
5th Grade
Eisenhower Elementary
Kieran Jacobs Yañez
7th Grade
Liberty Point International
Pueblo West
1st place, 4-6 grade  
Lidisse Chavez
10th Grade
Gateway High School

2017 Participating Organizations

Alpine Elementary, Longmont
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver
Breckenridge Elementary, Breckenridge
Campus Middle School, Greenwood Village
Coyote Hills Elementary, Aurora
Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont
Eisenhower Elementary, Boulder
Fowler High School, Fowler
Gateway High School, Aurora
Joyce Art Studio, Aurora
June Creek Elementary, Edwards
Liberty Point International, Pueblo
Namaqua Elementary, Loveland
Northridge Elementary, Highlands Ranch
Pikes Peak Elementary, Colorado Springs
Prairie Winds Elementary, Pueblo
Tarver Elementary, Thornton
Timber Trail Elementary, Castle Rock
Walt Clark Middle School, Loveland
Wamsley Elementary, Rifle