3Rs Eco Art Challenge

Looking for a creative activity to contribute to Waste Reduction Week in Canada? 

Elementary school students and eligible children and youth groups across Canada are challenged to design a creative poster that promotes the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle. The winning entry will be showcased as the national Waste Reduction Week in Canada poster for 2017 and receive $1,000 for their school or youth group! 

In addition to submitting a poster design, participants are required to provide a short description of how the poster reflects waste reduction and the 3Rs in their province/territory, school, or community. 

The grand prize winner’s design will be used as the National Waste Reduction Week in Canada poster for 2017 and displayed across Canada, including Walmart stores. Additional prizes will be awarded to runner-up submissions based on creativity and meaning. 

Regional Prizes
There are two additional cash prizes for each province/territory that has a school or youth group submit an entry.  

Provincial prize (top design per province/territory): $500
Honourable mention prize (per province/territory): $250

Who is eligible to participate?
  • All elementary schools in all Canadian provinces and territorie (grades K-8)
  • All Canadian registered youth community organizations, that promote education and learning for elementary school children aged 4 to 13 (for example, Girl Guides of Canada, Scouts Canada, church youth groups, registered daycares, youth camps, etc.). Please note that organizations must be able to provide official documentation such as a charitable organization number for verification purposes, if requested.
Contest Rules
  • Registration is not required to participate in this challenge. 
  • There is no limit on how many designs a school or organization can submit. Participate as a school, class, or group!
  • Design submissions must be submitted to wrwcanada.com/webform/design-submission no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 23, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Posters can be designed either by hand or using a computer design program. 
  • Photography and purchased stock design will not be accepted. Designs must be original artwork from the artist of the participating school or organization. 
  • Designs must be able to be scaled onto 8.5x11 paper and the file cannot exceed 10 MB.
  • Prize money will be made out to the school or youth group.
  • Please download and read the full contest rules before taking part in the challenge. 

Submissions for the 2016 3Rs Eco-Art Challenge are now closed