2022 Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar Contest Winners

  • Kindergarten - Harper Thibault, Southwest Elementary School, Pratt
  • 1st Grade - Gracen Kasper, Ellsworth Elementary School, Ellsworth - Cover Winner!
  • 2nd Grade - Harper Carpenter, Garfield Elementary, Parsons
  • 3rd Grade - Gabby Kusmaul, Madison Elementary, Madison
  • 4th Grade - Cindy Nguyen, Isely Traditional Magnet Elementary, Bel Aire
  • 5th Grade - Hana Nguyen. Colvin Elementary, Wichita
  • 6th Grade - Gwenyth McDow, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Lawrence
  • 7th Grade - Sofia Simic, Hoisington Middle School, Hoisington
  • 8th Grade - Macie Ortiz, Wilson Schools, Wilson
  • 9th Grade - Lydia Morrison, Cheney High School, Cheney
  • 10th Grade - Kayann Humble, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg
  • 11th Grade - Dreyton Hughes, Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg
  • 12th Grade - Aerianna Jones, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg

We are excited to announce the 23rd annual Keep It Clean Kansas Calendar Contest! This yearly contest is hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Winners will be chosen from every grade level K-12 from across the state to have their artwork showcased in a calendar that will be distributed to over 17,000 Kansans! Each of the winners will receive a poster-sized version of their artwork signed by Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Acting Secretary Ashley D. Goss and additional prizes.

This calendar aims to increase awareness of the importance of reducing waste, recycling, and composting in the state of Kansas. We hope this competition encourages conversation on environmental topics among your students.

2022 Keep It Clean Kansas Cover Winner

2022Calendar Winning Artwork

 Gracen Kasper, Ellsworth Elementary School, Ellsworth

This year's theme: "Recycle Right-What Really Belongs in the Recycle Bin"

Did you know there is a RIGHT way to recycle? Just like school, recycling has rules. If those rules are not followed, the quality of the recyclables is lost, and the items can no longer be repurposed. But don't worry, the rules are simple! 1. Make sure that what you are throwing in the bin is recyclable. Check with your local recycling center for their requirements. 2. Clean and dry your recyclables. 3. Keep food and liquids out of the recycling bin. 4. Don't put your recyclables in trash bags. Follow these easy steps, and you can help keep Kansas clean! How will your artwork show Kansans how to recycle right?