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City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management Announces 2022 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest Winners


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Mayor Castor and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will honor the 2022 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest winners in an outdoor ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on April 20 in honor of Earth Month. Winning artwork will be displayed on recycling collection vehicles and winning poetry will be displayed onsite at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

The contest is an outreach education program that encourages local students and clients of the MacDonald Training Center to promote environmental stewardship through importance of the 3R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle; a message conveyed in the submitted artwork and poems. As the Department’s waste reduction programs expand, having the creative outputs of these talented winners is a great privilege that broadcasts the department’s messaging further.

Students from across the City and clients from the MacDonald Training Center submitted their artwork and poetry online or by mail. Winning artwork and poetry in each category, Elementary, Middle, High School, and the MacDonald Training Center, was determined by online, public voting. This year’s winners represent Roland Park K-8 School, Villa Madonna Catholic School, Madison Middle School, Blake High School, and the MacDonald Training Center.

For additional information on the 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest visit our website at www.tampa.gov/3Rs 

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