Contact: Dori Zinn
Communications Specialist, TOUCH
Keep Lauderhill Beautiful Launches Essay/Art Contest on Tobacco Litter
3rd Graders in Lauderhill can win a bike
[Hollywood, FL] April 10, 2013—In partnership with the Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH) initiative, the American Lung Association in Florida (ALA), and the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward County, the City of Lauderhill’s Inverrary Association has launched their 2nd Annual Litter Essay/Art Contest.
Now through May 31, Lauderhill 3rd graders can write an essay of less than 100 words or draw a picture about litter prevention and the effects of tobacco litter on the environment.
“The best little ambassadors are the 3rd graders,” says Tom Harney, Vice President of the Lauderhill Inverarry Association. “Each school will have one winner per essay and one per art piece. For 10 schools, that’s 20 bike winners.” The bikes are donated from the Inverrary Association.
The project is drawn from the Keep American Beautiful program. Harney says 3rd graders are good at spreading the word. Last year, the art portion received more than 100 entries. Students can only participate in either the essay or the art contest.
In last year’s inaugural contest, the Inverrary Association only focused on the harmful effects of litter. However, with this year’s partnership with ALA and Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward County, Harney says the contest will not only bring attention to litter, but also the hazards of tobacco.
Six teachers throughout the school system judge the contest over the summer, three teachers for the essay and art, respectively. Awards will be presented at the September City of Lauderhill meeting.
Download the contest rules.