July 2017
Youth Matters

Young Artists Clean Up!

PALS Poster and Recycled Art Contest

Each year, the Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program invites students to participate in our Poster & Recycled Art Contests. Entries begin pouring in from around the state every April, and I never envy the judges who have to choose just a handful of winners. The poster theme this year was "See Ya Later, Litter," and the recycled art theme was "Rethink Litter."

We literally received entries from Mobile to Madison and from Tuscaloosa to Phenix City! These students work so hard on their posters and recycled art pieces! The first-place winner in each category will receive $250 with the runners-up each receiving a plaque. All winners get recognized at the Annual Alabama PALS Governor’s Awards in November.

The first-place winners this year were: Isabella Abrahamson, Bear Exploration Center, Montgomery County (K-3rd Poster Category); Cade Fisher, Hubbertville School, Fayette County (4th-6th Poster Category); and Breanna Grubb, Brookwood High School, Tuscaloosa County (7th-12th Recycled Art Category).

Isabella Abrahamson’s first-place winning entry in the K-3rd Poster Category.


Breanna Grubb’s first-place winning entry in the 7th-12th Recycled Art Category.


Cade Fisher’s first-place winning entry in the 4th-6th Poster Category.

Would you like more information about Alabama PALS or the Clean Campus Program? Please visit our website at www.alpals.org to learn more about our organization and how you can become a member. The Clean Campus Program is FREE to all Alabama public, private and county schools. Schools may also sign up for the Clean Campus Program online or by calling 334-263-7737.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.