Litter Hawk Youth Award Program

An Awards Program for Pennsylvania Youth in Grades K through 6

Hey Kids!

Do you feel bad when you see someone dropping litter on the ground?
Are you upset when you find trash in your favorite place?
Wish you could do something about it?
You can! You can be a Litter Hawk!

The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program is a way for you to share your hope, optimism and concerns about litter and a way for you to inspire others through art, words or video to change their behavior or do something to promote change in their lives or community regarding litter.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is counting on kids like you who care about having clean places to live and play. Litter Hawks help people see how litter and trash hurt our environment. They help people learn better ways of getting rid of trash, like recycling something that’s been used so it can be made into something new again.

Show us how you keep Pennsylvania beautiful!

DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE – JANUARY 31

For questions, contact Kylie McCutcheon at kmccutcheon@keeppabeautiful.org or 877-772-3673 ext 114.

Who can participate?
Youth in Kindergarten through 6th Grade, individually or as part of a school classroom, club or organized group.
Poster project for students in grades K through 4th
  • Illustrate how you keep Pennsylvania beautiful
  • Use 8.5 X 11-inch paper
  • Artwork can be traditional or digital
  • No three dimensional designs
  • Label artwork with name and grade in the bottom right hand corner
  • Take a photo or scan your artwork and upload it with your entry form
Essay project for students in grades 5 and 6
  • Tell us how you keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
  • Length: 1 to 2 typed pages
  • Upload your essay with your entry form
Video project for students in grades 5 and 6
  • Show us how you keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
  • Length: 60 seconds or less
  • MP4 or MOV formats preferred
  • Upload your essay with your entry form
Judging
Your entry will be judged on creativity and how well it represents the theme.
Awards
Two entries will be awarded in each grade level
  • 1st place receives $25 gift card
  • 1 runner up will receive $15 gift card
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation