Local Student Artists Make Fifth Annual “Go Green-Save Green” Poster Contest a Huge Success
Thousands of children from North Bergen schools participated in the fifth annual “Go Green - Save Green” Poster Contest sponsored by the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority and the Board of Education. Art teachers from all schools worked with students in the following four age-grouped categories, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th and 8th, and 9th-12th to create the artwork.
This Year the Poster Contest included a new Digital Art Category to promote green initiatives among students who have shown an interest in Graphic Design.
The contest culminated with the Grand Prize winner crowned during a pizza party which took place at North Bergen High School.
The Grand Prize winner was Michelle Cho, a senior from North Bergen High School, who received an iPad as Grand Prize Winner. Her truly impressive work is now also displayed on an NBMUA recycling truck that travels through town almost every day.
“I would like to congratulate Michelle on her brilliant work, along with everyone that participated in this year’s contest. This project is unique and extraordinary because it teaches our kids and reminds everyone to be more eco-friendly. I commend the MUA’s mission and their initiative to find new ways to protect and care for our environment.” - Mayor Nick Sacco
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, four first place finishers each won a Kindle Fire, five second place winners won a $100 dollar gift card, and five third place winners received $50 gift card. Over 80 young artists also earned an Honorable Mention and received a gift card for Sole Pizzeria in North Bergen.
“The North Bergen MUA is very proud of this project,” said NBMUA Executive Director Frank Pestana. “On behalf of our Board, I would like to thank Mayor Sacco, our staff and the entire school district for making the ‘Go Green-Save Green’ Poster Contest a success year after year.”
Also in attendance were Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter and school administrators, art teachers, Board of Education members, Recycling Coordinator John Shaw and Recycling Program Aide Tom Stampe.
Congratulations to all the recipients! List of 2016 NBMUA Calendar Poster Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions available in poster gallery below.
NBMUA Calendar Grades 1-3
NBMUA Calendar Grades 4-6
NBMUA Calendar Grades 7-8
NBMUA Calendar Grades 9-12
NBMUA Calendar - Digital Art
NBMUA Calendar - Honorable Mention