Current Contests (VOTE NOW!)

The Solid Waste District offers contests throughout the year for students, schools and youth groups. Contest entries and voting for the most recent contest are listed below. Please take a look and follow the instructions to vote for your favorite!

Learn more about our 
contests and special projects for schools and educators.

If you have questions about our student and youth contests, contact the District's Education Specialist at 216.443.3731 or
send an email.

Poetree Contest (April)

The Solid Waste District’s annual Poetree Contest is a celebration of trees as a natural resource. Trees offer food, warmth, building materials and a place to relax and reflect. During the month of April, and in honor of Arbor Day, Cuyahoga County students in Kindergarten-12 grade write and submit poems to celebrate trees.

In 2016, forty-seven students entered poems in the April contest.
 Each entrant received a certificate of participation bookmark and tree-inspired prizes were delivered to each winner at their school.  See the winning poems below.

~ Congratulations to our 2016 winners! ~

Second Grade:  Nicole Guerrier, St. Bartholomew, Trees At School
Third Grade:  Helen Fraunfelder, Lincoln Elementary, Trees
Fourth Grade:  Cameron Wereb, Lincoln Elementary, Nature All Around
Sixth Grade:  Emily Cole, St. Bartholomew, No title

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