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.

Contest deadline:  January 20, 2017

Poster Contest

The theme for the 2017 poster contest is "Voice of the Recycling Industry™" and "Bigger than the Bin."   Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate.

Your challenge is to design a poster that highlights ISRI’s role as the “Voice of the Recycling Industry™!”

To be considered for entry, your poster submission must include the ISRI logo (download this high-resolution version) and the ISRI tagline: “Voice of the Recycling Industry™”.

The rest of the poster should focus on your graphical interpretation of ISRI’s role. Use creative imagery to tell the story, and try to avoid any additional words or phrases!

Poster Specifications
Each poster entry must be a two-dimensional, original piece of artwork done on white poster board with dimensions of 28 in. x 22 in. (71 cm x 56 cm). Any art medium may be used (e.g., colored pencils, crayons, or paint); however, computer graphics will not be accepted. Artwork must be hand-drawn by the entrant. Pale colors should not be used because they are too difficult to reprint. Also note that artwork must be flat (e.g., no glued pieces) and able to be scanned. You must take a high-resolution (at least 3072 x 2304 pixels) digital photograph of your poster in order to submit your entry. One way to do this is to place your poster on the floor in a well-lit room and use a digital camera to take the picture from above.

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Video Contest

There are two themes for the 2017 video contest: Recycling is "Bigger than the Bin!" and "Recycling Career Role Models."  Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate.

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” item must include more than one of the following commodities:

  • steel
  • nonferrous metals
  • paper
  • plastic
  • rubber
  • glass
  • textiles

Then, create an original video that tells us the story of how you recycled your chosen item. Tell us about your thought process, and show us the steps you took to solve this recycling challenge. Your video should educate and inspire others to think more carefully, and act differently, the next time they need to discard an item that is “bigger than the bin!”

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