Statewide Earth Day poster contest announced

ALBANY — Sen. George Amedore — R-Rotterdam is announcing an Earth Day poster contest, a statewide contest sponsored by the New York state Senate. The annual contest is designed to encourage young people to have an awareness of environmental issues. The theme is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and the contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade throughout the 46th Senate District, according to a news release.

“Teaching our young students about the importance of caring for the environment is so important. As we look forward to celebrating Earth Day in April, this poster contest is a way to encourage our students to not only be creative in their project, but also to convey a real commitment to making the environment a better place,” said Amedore, the news release stated.

Students wishing to participate in this year’s event can submit their entry by April 13, via the senator’s website: (jpg or PDF format preferred). The winning posters from the district will be posted on the website and featured in an Earth Day display in the Legislative Office Building in Albany along with winning entries from across the state, the news release stated.

“Since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, over 20 million Americans have participated, helping to improve the quality of our environment,” said Amedore. “This contest is a way to promote awareness and teach our students about the importance of recycling and preserving our environment, the news release stated.”