The fifth annual poster contest, sponsored by Red River Waste Solutions and the Council Bluffs Recycling Center, was another huge success! The 2016 theme was “Imagine a Green Future!"
Third and fourth graders from twelve schools participated in the contest, and art teachers chose the top two posters from each school to submit to the City Council members to judge and declare the top four winners.
The first place prize goes to Abigail Larson, a 4th grader at College View Elementary School. Her poster depicts green rolling hills and the statement, "Think of what this place could be."
Second place is awarded to Gwyneth Sudario, a 4th grader at Edison Elementary. She imagined a clean future by cleaning up our earth and reducing, reusing and recycling.
Addilyn Branson of College View Elementary took the third place prize. This 4th grader depicted what our surroundings could be like if we recycled our way to a green future.
Fourth place is awarded to Kevin Nguyen Clark, a 4th grader at Rue Elementary, who portrayed that people plus recycling equals a better world.
The top four winners won cash prizes for their schools. First place won $1,250; second place won $1,000; third place won $750, and fourth place won $500. The winning posters will be displayed on the Red River Waste Solutions recycling collection trucks that run in Council Bluffs throughout the year. A recycle truck debuted at the Celebrate CB Parade with the four winning posters, and recycle trucks will display the winning posters throughout the year.