Calling all artists!  The Georgia Recycling Coalition is excited to announce its America Recycles Day Art Contest for students ages 5-19. Help us celebrate America Recycles Day in Georgia by showcasing your talents! Tell us what recycling means to you in the form of a photograph, sculpture, painting, drawing, or poem.  Learn more about the contest below and submit your entry today.

Contest Guidelines:
  • Entries must be submitted by January 15, 2024.
  • The contest is open to anyone ages 5-19.
  • Submissions must follow the contest theme and be legible to be considered.
  • Each participant may only enter one item of artwork into the contest.
  • Design may include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, poem (no more than 200 words), or photograph.
  • If submitting a poem, please submit as a word file. If submitting a photograph, please submit as a png or jpg file. If submitting a sculpture, painting, or drawing, please submit photographs of the artwork (no more than four images) along with the completed entry form. The file should be saved as a .jpg or .png file.
  • The online entry form must be completed and submitted with electronic file (s) of the entry by 11:59 PM on January 15, 2024.   Link to form now.
  • The winners will be announced on February 15, 2024.
  • All participants agree to give GRC the right to share the participant’s name, age, and school, as well as photographs of the artwork on social media, its website, press releases, and in printed materials.

  • 1st place prize ($75 gift card) will be awarded for each age category.
  • 2nd place prize ($50 gift card) will be awarded for each age category.


For more information, contact the Georgia Recycling Coalition at


Looking for other ways to celebrate America Recycles Day?

#BeRecycled is to encourage a commitment to the “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” mantra in every aspect of your life – at home, at work/school, and on-the-go. And it doesn’t have to stop there. When you purchase items, look for those made with recycled content – this supports the circular economy!

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Here are some books to consider for celebrating and observing America Recycles Day

Read an environmental-themed book like Dr. Suess’s The Lorax or Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise by Georgia’s own Ray Anderson or one of the 800+ books listed on Goodreads’ Best Environmental Books.

Read4Recycling Green Read List :

Read4Recycling Compost Books for Kids: