2015 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners


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 was submitted by Tri-County Community Action for the Great Harrisburg Cleanup. They received a $200 cash prize. The video captured residents of all ages cleaning the neighborhoods of South Allison Hill, Downtown Improvement District, Friends of Midtown and Camp Curtin. The cleanup resulted in the removal and proper disposal of 3,600 pounds of electronics, more than 32,000 pounds of trash and more than 665 tires. The cleanup involved over 327 volunteers!

Two runners up received a cash prize of $100 each and included the Fayette County Cultural Trust’s Connellsville Cleanup. This commemorative video was a collection of photos from a competition among various groups in Connellsville to see who could collect the most trash. The groups included the Mayor of Connellsville team, Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville Wal-Mart, Connellsville Wolverines Football Team, Project Talent Workshop, Connellsville Garden Club, Yough River Trail Council, and the Fayette County Cultural Trust. Gardens were planted, hiking trail steps were built, and over 100 bags of trash and 25 tires were collected. Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor also was a runner up and received a cash prize. The Delaware and Lehigh Earth Day Cleanup covered a distance of 3.5 miles. A total of 83 volunteers from Bethlehem’s Liberty High School football team and residents of Freemansburg collected nearly 45 bags of trash, 8 tires and 6 bulky items. Local merchants, Lehigh Pizza and Feasta Pizza, donated food for the volunteers.


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 fourteen 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,


2014 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners

The winning entry was submitted by Clean and Green Harrisburg with Tri-County Community Action in Dauphin County.  Runners up were the Academy Neighborhood Cleanup of Erie and the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Montgomery County.

2013 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest Winners

The winning entry was submitted by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Montgomery County.  Runners up were the Harrisburg Young Professionals in Dauphin County and local residents of the community of East Rochester in Beaver County.