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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

January 16, 2018 | ORSANCO |


Contact: Lisa Cochran

Communications Coordinator






The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) has announced the winners of the 2019 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 Marilyn Snedaker who is a fifth grader at Springmyer Elementary School in Cincinnati, OH. She will receive a $500 prize, and her artwork will be used to promote the 2019 Ohio River Sweep. In addition, the art department of Springmyer Elementary School will receive $100 for art supplies.


The T-shirt Design Winner is JoLeigh Young who is an eighth grader at Moundsville Middle School in Moundsville, WV. She will receive a $500 prize, and her poster will be used as the basis for the T-shirt design for all Ohio River Sweep shirts. Each volunteer for the Ohio River Sweep receives a free T-shirt. 


There were 13 other grade level winners: grades K - 12. 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.


"More than 1500 posters were submitted this year! It was a privilege and challenge to select the winners. We thank every student who submitted a poster," said Lisa Cochran, project manager for the Ohio River Sweep.


The 2019 Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 15.  


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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