About the Annual Poster and Essay Contest
One of the anti-litter education and environmental awareness programs sponsored by Alabama PALS and conducted state-wide through the local PALS chapters, and in partnership with the classroom teachers, is the Annual Poster (grades K-3 and 4-6) and Essay (grades 7-12) Contests. This contest, based on a common theme designated each year by the sponsor, is staged each Spring. In Marshall County, the project is coordinated by the PALS office and entries are reviewed and judged by PALS volunteers. The winning entries are forwarded to ALabama PALS in Montgomery where they are pooled with winning entries from around the state for selection of state-wide winners, who are recognized at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon in November. The winning students receive monetary awards both at the local level and the state level. (Marshall County PALS greatly appreciates the cooperation of the classroom teachers who inspire and motivate their students to participate in this worthwhile project. Our goal is to eventually have participation by every grade level in every school in Marshall County.)
Many of the students’ posters are displayed around the county in businesses, bank lobbies, local government offices, and other public places. When you visit these places, remember to thank the owners or persons in charge for participating and thereby extending the “mileage gained” from this awareness-raising anti-liter education program while also honoring the students who made the posters. And if you should know any of the students or their teachers and/or parents, please tell them about seeing their child’s poster on display.
“There’s Money in Posters”