Youth Video and Poster Contest

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ISRI sponsors an annual video and poster contest for students that features recycling-related themes. The contest is co-presented with JASON Learning. The theme of the 2015-16 contest is "Recycling is Bigger than the Bin" and students in grades K-12 are invited to participate.

2015-16 Contest

Most of the recycling we see today happens in the blue bin in your house. We recycle our paper, newspapers, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and steel food cans by placing them in the blue bin at the curb each week. But what about those things that are “bigger than the bin” — how are those recycled? All around us there are items that will not fit into the bin. Everything from bicycles to skyscrapers can potentially be recycled, but not in a blue bin.

Your challenge is to choose an item that is “bigger than the bin” and find a way to recycle it! Your “bigger than the bin” items must include one or more of the following commodities: (Hint: unusual items and items composed of two or more commodities could make your entry more interesting and appealing to our judges!)
  • Steel
  • Nonferrous metals
  • Paper
  • Plastic 
  • Tires/Rubber
Create something amazing and you could win our grand prize – a trip to ISRI’s Annual Convention, held next April in Las Vegas!

The contest is open to all students living in the United States and enrolled in grades K-12 during the 2015-16 school year. One poster will be selected as a finalist from each of three grade bands: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12; and one video will be selected as a finalist from each of two grade bands: 5-8 and 9-12. Two overall grand-prize winners will be selected.
All entries must be submitted by December 18, 2015.

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2015 Award Presentation

2014 Award Presentation