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Your Earth Day poster could be a winner

Calling all kids who love poster contests – or Moms, Dads, teachers or family and friends who encourage kids to create their own art. Enter a poster in CUPE’s fifth Earth Day kids’ poster contest.

Draw some of the actions we could take to protect our environment. Use crayons, paints or coloured pens or pencils to show how we should be dealing with the challenges facing our planet: climate change, air pollution, keeping our water clean or any environmental issue important to you. Contest deadline for the 2007 contest is Friday, May 4 – click on the contest pdf below for an entry form.

In our 2006 contest, eleven children won cool environment-friendly flashlights and backpacks for their creative efforts in the 2006 Earth Day poster contest for kids.

Our 2006 winners come from across the country and range in age from six to thirteen. Their posters, which tackled everything from climate change to endangered species to waste reduction and recycling, celebrated Earth Day, April 22.

Walk don’t drive,” said ten-year-old Stephanie’s poster on climate change. Eight-year-old Vanessa’s poster urges actions we can all take: using water saving showerheads, collecting water in rain barrels and planting trees every Spring.

The contest is sponsored by CUPE’s National Environment Committee through the work of the Health and Safety branch in Ottawa.

Here are this year’s winners:

Brian – Nova Scotia
Vanessa – Ontario
Emmy – British Columbia
Connor – Alberta
Davin – Alberta
Sarah – British Columbia
Shania – Saskatchewan
Samuel – Ontario
Sam – British Columbia
Stephanie – British Columbia
Collin – Alberta

To view all the 2006 winning posters click here.

For an entry form for the 2007 contest, click the contest pdf below.