2016 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest
Sponsored by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The winning entry of the annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania video contest, sponsored by the PA Waste Industry Association and the Department of Environmental Protection, was submitted by Lake Frederick Homeowners Association in Millerstown, Perry County. They received a $200 cash prize. The video showed Lake Frederick ‘River Rats,’ who are members of the Lake Frederick Homeowners Association, coming together as a community to remove floating debris as well as other trash that makes its way to the islands via the Susquehanna River. “The Cleanup of Lake Frederick is very important to those who love the islands on the Susquehanna River. Shoreline cleanup is a continuous effort and one we are taking seriously. This was our 1st organized cleanup and islanders are already begging to do it again. We are planning to use the $200 for large appliance removal,” Explained Michele Comp from the Lake Frederick Home Owners Association.
Two runners up received a cash prize of $100 each and included Saint Luke School in Erie, Erie County and Everett Middle School in Everett, Bedford County. Students of Saint Luke submitted an educational recycling video and pledged to do their part to keep Pennsylvania beautiful. The students of Everett Middle School also produced an educational video emphasizing recycling and “saving the world one piece of paper at a time.” Both schools also participate in the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Litter Free School Zone.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful would like to congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest, making it a huge success. The contest generated a lot of excitement and friendly competition among participants,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “These videos had close to 10,000 views, helping to drive home the message that we can all do our part to keep our communities clean and beautiful.”
Each year Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides an opportunity for community groups and individuals to showcase their local programs via the Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest. KPB received eleven videos from diverse groups across the state showcasing programs that were equally diverse. Winners were chosen according to who received the most likes on Facebook during the voting period. The three winning videos can be found on our YouTube page
2015 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners
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2014 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners
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2013 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners
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