Essay contest on recycling open to students

February 27, 2013 by  

The city of Hayward is currently accepting applications for its 30th annual Recycling Poster and Essay contest.

The contest is open to Hayward students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can win gift certificates in the amounts of $100, $150, and $200. Teachers will also have an opportunity to win gift certificates.

The essay themes are ‘Why Should We Recycle?’ for grades K-2; ‘How Does Recycling Help the Environment?’ for grades 3-5; and ‘What Does Recycling Mean to Me?’ for grades 6-12.

The poster themes are ‘This is How I Recycle’ for grades K-2; ‘This is how recycling helps the environment’ for grades 3-5; and ‘This is Why We Should Recycle’ for grades 6-12.

Submissions must have entry form attached to them, and students may only submit one entry; either poster or essay. Essays should be neatly handwritten or typed, double spaced, and not longer than two pages. Posters can be no larger than 12 x 18 inches.

Prizes will be awarded to the first – third winners in each grade category and winners will be entered into a drawing for two gift certificates in the amount of $200. Prizes will be awarded during a city council meeting.

Application forms may be downloaded from the city website or picked up at a Hayward library. For more information, call (510) 583-4718. A local print company can offer advice on printing forms for contests.

Entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to the Hayward Utilities Center, 24499 Soto Road, Hayward, CA 94544 (Across from the DMV).