Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar Contest

We are excited to announce the 23rd annual Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar Contest! This yearly contest is hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Winners will be chosen from every grade level from kindergarten through 12th from across the state to have their artwork showcased in a calendar that will be distributed to over 17,000 Kansans! Each of the winners will receive a poster-sized version of their artwork signed by Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee A. Norman and additional prizes.

This calendar aims to increase awareness of the importance of reducing waste, recycling, and composting in the state of Kansas. We hope this competition encourages conversation on environmental topics among your students.

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2022 Contest Theme

The theme for the 2022 contest is "Recycle Right - What Really Belongs in the Recycle Bin." Did you know there is a right way to recycle? Just like school, recycling has rules. If those rules are not followed, the quality of the recyclables is lost, and the items can no longer be repurposed. But don't worry, the rules are simple!

  1. Make sure that what you are throwing in the bin is recyclable; check with your local recycling center for their requirements
  2. Clean and dry your recyclables
  3. Keep food and liquids out of the recycling bin
  4. Don't put your recyclables in trash bags

Follow these easy steps, and you can help keep Kansas clean! How will your artwork show Kansans how to recycle right?

The Rules

  1. Only artwork submitted on 8.5 by 11 inch paper in landscape orientation will be accepted
  2. Copyright materials such as cartoon characters or team mascots (Wildcats, Jayhawks, Royals, etc.) cannot be published
  3. 1st Place Winner from the previous two years are not eligible to win
  4. Artwork must be postmarked by September 30, 2021

How to Enter

On the back of the artwork in legible writing include the:

  • Students Name
  • Grade
  • School
  • Name of Teacher
  • Teacher's Email

Mail artwork to:
KDHE-BWM
1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 320
Topeka, KS 66612