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Youth Video and Poster Contest

In partnership with JASON Learning, ISRI sponsors an annual video and poster contest for students in grades K-12 featuring recycling-related themes. With a goal to better educate students on the value of recycling, ISRI urges all of its members to get involved by encouraging youth to participate. Reach out to your local schools, community centers, scouting associations, and other groups, and spread the contest on your social media feeds. Serve as an industry ambassador and good neighbor and support this year’s contest.

2021 Recycling Video & Poster Contest

Recycling is Essential to My Community

Recycling is Essential to Community Relations and Development 2

These are turbulent times! Recycling is essential to our communities and neighborhoods. Yet, in the midst of the COVID 19 crisis, it’s fallen off many of our radars. Communities that once banned single use plastics and bags are offering these again to reduce the handling of personal cloth bags. Dining and take-out is at an all-time high and carry out containers are on the rise. People are ordering goods and products online like never before in lieu of in-person shopping, increasing the need and use of cardboard boxes and packaging.

There are examples everywhere of how our lives have changed, and the ways in which recycling is essential to our communities. Recycling provides livelihoods for millions of Americans, supplies critical raw materials for manufacturing, has numerous environmental benefits, and promotes collaboration among community members to solve real-world problems.

Your challenge

Create a public service announcement in the form of a video or poster that explains to other members in your community or neighborhood why recycling is essential, why they should care, and how they can help.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, December 18, 2020

Contest Rules and Submission

For complete contest guidelines, helpful resources, and more information visit Jason.org/contests.

Submit a Poster

Submit a Video

For complete contest guidelines, helpful resources, and more information visit Jason.org/contests.

Enter the Contest

Calling all K-12 Youth!

Recycling is Essential to Jobs and Careers 2

Create something amazing, and you could win the grand prize—a trip to ISRI’s annual convention, taking place in San Diego, CA! The winner and guardian will be invited to the 2021 ISRI Convention & Exhibition, and be recognized by ISRI and JASON Learning during the conference. In the event the convention does not occur, due to circumstances beyond our control, a presentation will be facilitated in the winner’s city. Finalists’ videos and posters will be featured on the JASON and ISRI websites.

The contest is open to students living in the United States and Canada and enrolled in grades K–12 during the 2020–2021 school year. Students can enter the contest as individuals or as a team of up to four individuals. Each individual or team can submit either a video or a poster to the contest. One video and one poster will be selected as a finalist from each of three grade bands: K-4, 5–8, and 9–12. Up to two grand-prize winners will be selected. JASON and ISRI may also acknowledge honorable mentions. All entries must be submitted by December 18, 2020. 

Award Presentations Archive

2020 Winner - Second grade student Lexi Bosar from Northport Elementary School in Northpoint, AL won this year’s grand prize with her video submission. 
Past Winners:

2020 Winner  | 2017 Winners  |  2016 Winners  |  2015 Winners

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Natasha Grant
Marketing Manager
(202) 662-8524