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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

January 14, 2016 | ORSANCO |


Contact: Lisa Cochran

Communications Coordinator






The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) has announced the winners of the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest. The Ohio River Sweep is an annual riverbank cleanup held along the Ohio River and its major tributaries.

The Grand Prize Winner is John Martino, a senior at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will receive a $500 prize and his artwork will be used to promote the 2016 Ohio River Sweep.  In addition, the art department of Glen Este High School will receive $100 for art supplies.


The T-shirt Design Winner is Elijah Nelson, a home schooler in Dillsboro, Indiana. He will receive a $500 prize and his poster design will be used as the T-shirt design for all River Sweep shirts. (Each person participating in the River Sweep receives a free T-shirt). 


There were 13 other grade level winners, one in each grade level (kindergarten through 12th grade).  They each will receive a $50 prize.  A complete list of winners and images of their posters is available on the Ohio River Sweep web page.


"Over 1400 posters were submitted to the contest. We enjoyed viewing every poster." said Lisa Cochran, project manager for River Sweep.


The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is an interstate agency established in 1948 to control and abate water pollution in the Ohio River Valley.  Member states include Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  The federal government is also represented.  The Ohio River Sweep was created in 1989 to raise awareness of and promote participation in issues surrounding the Ohio River.  ORSANCO and various industries throughout the Ohio River Valley sponsor the event.


The 2016 Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 18.  


For further information about the Ohio River Sweep, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977, or visit www.OhioRiverSweep.org.

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