Licking County River Round Up Poster Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Calling all student artists – The 2023 Licking County River Round Up Poster Contest is now open and accepting submissions through April 7!

The River Round Up is an annual, county-wide, waterway cleanup event of the Licking River Watershed. Hundreds of volunteers assist in the removal of thousands of pounds of trash, metals, and recyclables from the Licking River and its tributaries. The River Round Up is co-hosted by local government agencies and community organizations.

Poster Awards: We invite all school-aged youth (public, private, and home school; K–12) living in Licking County to participate in our poster contest. One winning poster will be chosen from each of the three categories below. $100 will be awarded to each of the winning student artists, and $500 will be awarded to each of the students’ schools for advancing science and art programming.

Categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12). One winner will be chosen from each grade category.

Winning posters will be used as the primary electronic marketing pictures for the 2023 River Round Up and will be displayed at River Round Up Event sites on September 9, 2023, and in promotional displays around Licking County throughout the year.Winners will be announced on the River Round Up Facebook Page on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. Prizes then will be awarded to students and their respective schools.

For contest rules and to submit your artwork, please visit: https://lickingswcd.com/how-to-help/river-round-up-2023.html
2022 River Round Up Poster Contest Winners shown above
What is the Licking County River Round Up?

The Licking County River Round Up is an annual, county-wide river cleanup event in September on the Saturday after Labor Day. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023. This community event brings out hundreds of volunteers who pull tires, shopping carts and mountains of trash from the Licking River and its tributaries.

Through this amazing community-based conservation effort, a river system that had all but been abandoned, has seen a beautiful rebirth of aquatic and bird life. The event is coordinated by the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District in partnership with many local agencies and organizations – including the Licking County Health Department.
CLICK HERE to Submit a Poster
There are many partners around Licking County involved in River Round Up. The Poster Contest Committee works together to put on the contest, coordinate judging, and offer educational programming to schools. Please contact any of the following members for further information:Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District (Deirdre Wetmore): 740-670-5330Licking County Recycling (Andrea Krava): 740-670-5125Licking County Park District (Anne Balogh): 740-587-2535Licking/Knox Goodwill (Lisa Baker): 740-345-9861Licking County Health Department (Katie Beaver): 740-349-6535

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