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Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) wants to engage 7th & 8th grade middle school students to take action in understanding the importance of ending litter in Oklahoma. We are challenging students to tackle this issue by reusing items to make "UpCycle" art. Photos of submitted are pieces will be posted on a contest website for the public to vote to determine contest finalists.

Teachers are encouraged to take this opportunity to implement this art project into their science curriculum, teaching students why recycling is important and how they may reuse items. 

In addition to artwork, students are required to submit a 300 - 500 word essay. (One collaborative essay per entry). In this essay, students will explain the harmful effects of landfills, the benefits of reusing products as well as provide research on their city's landfill processes. 


Who can participate?
-All public, private, parochial and home-schools
-Must be full-time 7th and 8th grade students
-Must be a classroom group only

How it works:
- Classes register online between August 20 - September 20
- Keep Oklahoma Beautiful confirms registration and provides an entry number
- Submit photo of art piece and essay by October 5 at 5:00pm
- Submissions will be posted to KOB's Contest website for a public vote during October 17 - 24
- Finalists will be determined by the highest number of votes
- Winner announced at Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration on November 17

- Top three art pieces with most votes will attend the Environmental Excellence Celebration, where the winning classroom will be announced
- Winning class will receive a pizza party with the Directors of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation 

Please review Official Rules & Guidelines HERE

Online Voting 

October 17-24