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Clean Air Partners Announces Winning Slogan and Opens 2012 Poster Contest
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From Clean Air Partners:

Clean Air Partners, a public-private partnership chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, announced the winners of its 2012 slogan contest and the start of its annual poster contest.  Both contests are part of the program’s school-based curriculum to encourage local middle school students and educators to study and actively pursue solutions for air pollution and climate change.

Clean Air Partners’ slogan contest called on local fourth- through eighth-grade students to submit a creative catch phrase that would inspire people to take action to reduce air pollution and improve the region’s air quality.  “Fresh air is the start to living life smart” is the Category Two (grades seven and eight) winning slogan, submitted by Samuel Yosef, a seventh grader at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac, MD.  Clean Air Partners will use Samuel’s winning slogan as the theme for its 2012 poster contest.  The Category One (grades four through six) winning slogan goes to Rida Ali for “Go Green and Keep the Air Clean!”  Rida is a sixth grader at the Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn, VA.  Each student will receive a $150 gift card and will be recognized for their winning slogans at the Clean Air Partners Annual Celebration in May 2012. 

Call for Entries:  Clean Air Partners 2012 Poster Contest

Clean Air Partners continues its presence in local school classrooms with its annual poster contest.  With the winning slogan, “Fresh air is the start, to living life smart,” as the 2012 poster contest theme, Clean Air Partners invites fourth- through eighth-grade students to enter their posters illustrating ways people can improve the region’s air quality with everyday actions to reduce emissions and air pollution. 

“We are excited to continue students’ engagement in addressing air quality and the importance of taking action to prevent air pollution,” said Leta Mach, Chair of Clean Air Partners.  “Last year’s contest received a record-high 450 submissions, and we are aiming to top that number with this year’s poster contest.”

All entries should be postmarked by no later than March 16, 2012. Additional rules apply.  For more information on submissions for the poster contest, visit:  www.cleanairpartners.net/contest.cfm.   

There will be a first, second, and third place winner for each of the grade-level categories, for a total of six winners. All winners will be notified by April 20, 2012. Gift cards will be awarded to the winners and all winning posters will be on display at the Clean Air Partners Annual Celebration. Winning students, their teachers, and parents will be invited to attend this event, where they will be formally recognized by Clean Air Partners. Winning posters will also be featured on the Clean Air Partners website, Facebook page and in local media outreach efforts.


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