North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition anti-litter contest


If you are a North Carolina public, private, charter or home school, please consider entering the North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition anti-litter contest, the image and economy of your community depends upon changing the habits of those that litter.

America the Beautiful Club” Anti-Litter Contest Rules

The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is encouraging all Cherokee County elementary, middle and high schools to compete in our annual anti-litter competition contest. Please submit information about your school anti-litter efforts per the following format. We must teach our youth about the negative effects of highway and community litter plus the cost of vandalism and how it affects the image and economy of Cherokee County.

This competition will recognize the first, second and third place entries in each of the three school categories and there will be an overall winner selected; there are no prizes, only bragging rights. Schools wishing to be part of this anti-litter competition are required to mail (4) four copies of their submission to North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition along with an email copy of their submission no later than the last day of the school year.

These eight questions can yield a maximum of 380 points and will determine the outcome of this contest.

Contest Questions:

1) All contestant entries are to highlight their school logos and contact information (principal’s name, school phone number, webpage name, Facebook page, etc.) that would help someone to research, reach out to, and contact their school. All contest submissions are to be formatted so they can be easily printed out with the push of the “print” command, including photographs. Make your submission easy to share with others. There is no limit to the number of pages of text that you can submit. (40 points)

2) List the names of the teachers and students that are involved in your anti-litter contest. (40 points).

3) What is your school doing to convince your students and parents that those that litter and vandalize have a negative effect on the image and economy of your school and Cherokee County? (40 points).

4) Who do your students think benefit from their anti-litter efforts and how do they, as students benefit? (40 points).

5) Who are your teachers and students inviting to join them in their anti-litter efforts? How do you encourage spectators at your sporting events to not litter? (40 points).

6) Schools are encouraged to include a maximum of (5) five photographs (one group and four action photos) with their submission, a picture is worth a 1000 words, choose your photos wisely. All photos sent to the NCLFC and the media should be at least 300 DPI. Do not, under any circumstances, embed any photo within a Word document, etc. In addition, don’t send your photo via Facebook or Twitter, simply email the photos as raw images, and we’ll do the rest. No Polaroid images, computer printouts of photos, etc. For best quality, start right at the source. (60 points).

7) Throughout the school year, schools are encouraged to submit photos and comments about, what you’re doing?, why you’re doing it?, who benefits from your efforts? why you want others to join your effort? (40 points).

8) Submit your stories to the Cherokee Scout for publication at or any other publication (20 points per story published and four stories maximum if submitted with your entry).

Contact Gary Chamberlain-Spokesman, North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition PO Box 98, Murphy, NC 28906,, (928) 202-1186 (AZ Phone) for more details. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit


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