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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

November 16, 2015 | ORSANCO |


Contact: Lisa Cochran

Communications Coordinator




Deadline for Poster Contest Dec. 18
There is still time for students in grades K-12 to design a poster for the 27th annual Ohio River Sweep 2016!
Fifteen prizes will be awarded.  The grand prize is $500, and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award.  $500 will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep t-shirt.  Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.
The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the Ohio River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
The 27th annual Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016.  The Ohio River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries.  
The Ohio River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping.  The poster contest, held in conjunction with River Sweep, is one way to spread the word about litter prevention.  Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation.  All entries must be postmarked by December 18, 2015.

For further information about the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest or for complete contest rules and regulations, contact Lisa Cochran  at 1-800-359-3977 or visit  www.OhioRiverSweep.org .
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