Green Up Vermont now taking writing and poster design submissions

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MONTPELIER — Any student in kindergarten through 12th grade may submit one entry each for Green Up Vermont's annual contests for poster design and for writing.

Entries for the poster design contest must be received by Jan. 31. One poster design is selected as the official Green Up Day poster, promoting Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May, which will be May 5. Poster entries should be 11-by-14 inches, created by hand, without the aid of computers, and must include the words "Green Up Vermont."

Writing entries should be a poem or essay of no more than 200 words about Green Up Day and why it is important. Writing entries must be received by March 1. The overall winner in each contest receives $250.

All rights for use and reproduction belong to Green Up Vermont. Entries will not be returned.

All poster and writing entries must include the following information, on the back upper right hand corner: student name, grade, county, home address; parent/guardian name and phone; school name (if it is a classroom project), address, phone and teacher.

Entries do not have to be part of classroom project and can be entered individually.

All entries should be mailed to Green Up Vermont, P.O. Box 1191, Montpelier, VT 05601-1191, or delivered to the Green Up Vermont office at 14-16 Baldwin St. by Jan. 31.

For more information, call 802-229-4586 or 1-800-974-3259 or visit the Contests page at greenupvermont.org.

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