Green Up Vermont poster contest winners chosen

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MONTPELIER — Green Up Vermont has chosen the winners of the 2019 Annual Poster Contest, open to students throughout Vermont in grades K-12. One overall winner and three grade specific winners were chosen out of 190 entries.

The 2019 overall winner is Chloe Jenkins, an eighth-grader from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont. Her winning design will be used on the poster and marketing material promoting Green Up Day, held May 4. Her artwork shows a hand picking up a can that is found hidden between yellow springtime flowers. Green Up Vermont called the image "colorful and inspirational." As the overall winner, Jenkins received a $250 check.

Green Up Vermont also chose winners in K-4th, 5th -8th and 9th -12th grades. The winners are as follows: K-4th, Lyla LaBossiere, Westford; 5th-8th grade, Greta Bernier, Andover; and 9th-12th grade, Heather Anne Lee, Shelburne. Each winner received a $50 check.

The Green Up Vermont poster contest was launched in 1980 to bring awareness and involvement of local students on Green Up Day, always the first Saturday in May. The contest was judged by long standing volunteer judges, Armand Poulin, Hale Ritchie and David Schutz. To learn more about Green Up Vermont contests, please go to www.greenupvemont.org.

Green Up Vermont is a non-profit 501(c)(3), private organization whose mission to raise public awareness about a litter free environment, culminating with a statewide clean up event called Green Up Day. Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day is a statewide initiative where volunteers from over 240 Vermont communities and local businesses come together to clean up the roadside and waterways from litter.

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