Artwork will be featured on postcards providing information about trash pick-up, recycling and waste disposal regulations.Edwin Granados, a 7th grader at the Oliver Street School, has a bright future as an artist or an advertising pitchman. His poster, featuring a mixed-media approach depicting glamourous models and a clever tagline, “Anti-Litter is Always in Style,” took the top prize for 5th to 8th grade students in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 16th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by Newark-based Panasonic.
A team of 2nd graders from the Wilson Avenue School including Gabriella Duarte, Sharon Vieira, Victoria Bastos and Sabrina Carmo won the top prize in the 1st to 4th grade category with a poster that highlighted colorful cans for the proper disposal of recyclable materials.
Dozens of posters were entered by students from Ironbound elementary and middle schools participating in the contest which draws attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative. Leysly Roldan, IBID Office Manager, coordinated the contest with the schools.Art teacher Rosalie Nascimento and Principal Douglas J. Petty from the Oliver Street School supported Granados. Art Teacher Antonio Rios and Principal Margarita Hernandez supported the students from the Wilson Avenue School.
IBID Executive Director Seth A. Grossman welcomed the students, educators, family and friends to the awards presentation where the students received trophies and commemorative medals for their efforts. All students submitting entries to the contest receive commemorative certificates. Grossman also thanked Panasonic for their sponsorship of the contest and their support for efforts to make the Ironbound District and Newark cleaner and greener for the people who live, work, learn or visit the city.
“Thousands of postcards will be printed featuring the work of the winning students for distribution in Ironbound schools and display in the storefront windows of merchants and restaurants throughout the Ironbound District,” Grossman noted. “The postcards provide information about the Ironbound District’s trash pick-up and recycling schedules as well as rules and regulations regarding waste disposal.”
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