Street & Stream Poster Competition

Every year, the Town of Orono sponsors a cleanup event to encourage friends, neighbors and community organizations to join us for a fun day of cleaning up the streets followed by a barbecue at the Orono Public Library. We need your help getting the word out about this fun (and important) event! Please enter our poster competition - if you win your age group, you will receive a $50 gift card and see your art work posted all over Orono! Here are the details: 


• Entries must be submitted by 04/27/20

• Posters should be on 11” x 17” paper, portrait-oriented, but smaller paper size may be used if 11” x 17” paper is not available. 

• Posters must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s). Colored pencils are not recommended because they are hard to reproduce. 

• Computer graphics may be used, but must be created by the entrant(s) (clipart in the public domain is acceptable). If a digital poster is created, the file may be submitted by email to instead of printed. Submission information should include name, grade, teacher and address. 

• Students may work individually or in teams. 

• Posters must include the following information: 

  1. Date of the Event - May 16th 
  2. Time of the Event - 9:00 AM 
  3. Meeting Place - Town Council Chambers, 59 Main St., Orono 
  4. Free lunch provided 
  5. The event will happen rain or shine 
  6. Information about why cleaning up the streets is important! 


The posters will be judged by the following criteria: 

• Overall visual impact & eye-catching appeal
• Clarity of message
• Appropriateness of message
• Creativity 


• Categories: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
• First Prize for each Category: $50

Click to view printable form to be included with your submission!

2019 Winners!

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Grades K-2 Winner - DeCesere
Grades 3-5 Winner - Miller
Grades 6 -8 Winner - Morrison
Grades 9-12 Winner - Neary


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Grade 7

Grade 10 

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to each and every artist who entered the competition. Look for the posters around town, and remember the Street & Stream Cleanup is Saturday May 18th!

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Winning posters from previous competitions.

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