For ten years, the Oklahoma Trash Poster Contest has
given Oklahoma school children the chance to discuss litter and its
effects on the environment. Students K-12 create their own posters
urging others to “Stop Trashing Oklahoma Please” or “Give Oklahoma a
Clean Sweep.” Large copies of posters are distributed to schools and
businesses, and a calendar of the 12 state winners has become very
popular, with 34,000 distributed statewide in 1999 and 42,000 in 2000.
The program has been duplicated in several states, but none has had the
success that the contest generates in Oklahoma. The partnership of so
many different groups and the great involvement from school children
are the keys to their success. The students come up with more original
and interesting ideas than any ad agency would have done, and through
their own word of mouth, the message to stop litter is spread even
further. Out of the mouths of babes, THE TRASH POSTER CONTEST IS SUPER NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!
Posted on 05/01/2000
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under