2014 Deadline

Entries for the 8th annual contest were accepted through April 27, 2014.

Purchase a 2015 Calendar

Winning artwork is showcased in CAFR's 2015 Recycling Calendar. Order yours now. Download a 2015 Calendar Order Form (PDF).


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

Thank You Contest Sponsors

Alpine Waste & Recycling

Ball Corporation

Western Disposal Services

EVRAZ North America

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.

Larimer County
Garbage Garage

Boulder County Resource Conservation Division

Hunter Douglas

I.T. Refresh

OKC Products

We Recycle Co-op


Be a Sponsor

Download the sponsorship opportunites document (PDF).

Poster Contest

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


The grandprize winner received a $100 retail gift card, plus a contribution to their school of an organizational membership to the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), which includes four individual memberships. Twelve winners will have their artwork showcased in CAFR’s recycling calendar and all 12 winning students received a copy of their artwork in a recycled-content frame.

2014 Grand Prize Winner

Ciena Higginbotham, 10th grade, from Florissant, Colorado, talks about her winning artwork and why it pays to recycle.

1st place, 10-12 grade

2014 Winners

Congratulations to the winning students in 2014! (*Grand prize) Their posters will be showcased in CAFR's 2015 Recycling Calendar. Order your calendar now. Download a 2015 Calendar Order Form (PDF).

1st place, k-3 grade 2nd place, k-3 grade 3rd place, k-3 grade
Elizabeth Brandt
Eisenhower Elementary
Lauren Butler
11th grade
Air Academy High School
Colorado Springs
Hannah Culp and Jazmyne Swartz
3rd grade
Hudson Academy of Arts
1st place, 4-6 grade 2nd place, 4-6 grade 3rd place, 4-6 grade
Emily Glynn
5th grade
Timber Trail Elementary
Castle Rock
Lydia Groshong
5th grade
Eisenhower Elementary
Josephine Heaney
2nd grade
Carlson Elementary
Idaho Springs
1st place, 7-9 grade2nd 

place, 7-9 grade3rd place, 7-9 grade
Ciena Higginbotham*
10th grade
Home School
Jared Holland
6th grade
Home School Academy
Colorado Springs
Michelle Hou
8th grade
Mountain Ridge Middle School
Highlands Ranch
1st place, 10-12 grade 2nd place, 10-12 grade 3rd place, 10-12 grade
Lindsay Kendall
1st grade
Timber Trail Elementaryl
Castle Rock
Kallan Craig Libric and Natalie Baker
4th grade
Olander Elementary
Fort Collins
Morgan Trechter
6th grade
Home School Academy
Colorado Springs

2014 Participating Organizations

Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs
Carlson Elementary, Idaho Springs
Blue Mountain Elementary, Longmont
Eisenhower Elementary, Boulder
Highland Elementary, Centennial
Highland Elementary, Pierce
Home School students in Byers, Florissant, Strasburg
Home School Academy TRACKS, Colorado Springs
Howbert Elementary, Colorado Springs
Hudson Academy, Hudson
Indian Peaks Elementary, Longmont
Mountain Ridge Middle School, Highlands Ranch
Mountain View Elementary, Longmont
Namaqua Elementary, Loveland
Olander Elementary, Fort Collins
Pikes Peak Elementary, Colorado Springs
Shawsheen Elementary, Greeley
Soaring Eagles Elementary, Colorado Springs
Sobesky Academy, Lakewood
Timber Trail Elementary, Castle Rock
Whittier International School, Boulder