Cape Cod Art Center asked students across Cape Cod to get creative about stopping litter in CCAC’s Anti-Litter Poster Contest. This year’s theme was, “Litter-Free Begins with Me,” participants were asked to create posters illustrating the importance of preventing litter on Cape Cod and increasing awareness of how casually discarded trash spoils the beauty of Cape Cod and endangers wildlife. Fifteen Cape Cod school students are winners of cash awards for their posters promoting anti-littering messages.
The competition was coordinated by Cape Cod Art Center with co-sponsors Cumberland Farms, Cape Cod Media Group and several individual donors. An anonymous donation to the prize money was made in memory of Meaghan Gorman. Posters were judged based on originality, message, impact and artistic appeal.
Winners in the kindergarten and first grade division are Emmett White, Stony Brook Elementary, Brewster; Sean McPartlan and Drew McPartlan, Station Avenue Elementary School, Yarmouth.
In the second and third grade division, winners are Elijah Shramek, Barnstable West Barnstable Elementary; Cassandra Daus, Station Avenue Elementary, Yarmouth; and Steven Rose, Stony Brook Elementary, Brewster.
Grades four and five winners are Eleanor Kowal, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Hyannis, Mariana Viana, Shae McSharry, Kristi-Jo Salmon, and Shailoh Zhairah Chambers, all of Nathanial H. Wixon School, South Dennis.
The grade six through eight winner is Olivia Powers, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Hyannis.
In the grades nine to twelve division the winners are Sydney Leahy and Maggie Theofanides, both Sturgis West, Hyannis; and Kora Stringer, Barnstable High School, Barnstable.
Congratulations to all the award winners and thank you to all the students and teachers who participated.
(See gallery of winners below)