Nova Scotia Recycles Contest

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015-2016 NOVA SCOTIA RECYCLES CONTEST RECIPIENTS!

Students from schools throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties will be recognized on Tuesday evening, April 19 at the annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest celebration being held in Wagmatcook. In this region there were 914 entries with prizes for this region's schools and students totaling over $4,500 plus two scholarships for Grade 12 students.

2015-2016 Winners and Runner-Ups for Cape Breton Island

Grade P-1 Activity Sheet

Winner:  Arlene Robertson's Grade 1 Class

Robin Foote Elementary School

 

Runner-Up:  Marigold Thonpson's Grade 1 Class

Whycocomagh Education Centre

 

Runner-Up: Maureen O'Handley's P-1 Class

Seton Elementary School

 

Grades 2-3 Advertisement Design

Winner:  Makenzie Bryan, Grade 2

Tamarac Education Centre

 

Runner-Up:  Maggie MacDonald, Grade 3

Bayview Education Centre

 

Runner-Up:  Milaine Chiasson, Grade 3

Ecole NDA

 

Grades 4-6 Advertisement Design

Winner:  Faith Urquhart, Grade 5

Pleasant Bay School

 

Runner-Up:  Chloee Knickle, Grade 6

Baddeck Academy

 

Runner-Up:  Savanna Hawley, Grade 5

Mount Carmel Elementary School

 

Grades 7-9 Film Competition

Winner:  John Urquhart & Aidan Yorke

Baddeck Academy

 

Runner-Up:  Margaret Doiron, Kyle Holder, Sarah Pottie & Janelle Stark

Tamarac Education Centre

 

Grades 10-12 Film Competition

Winner:  Liam MacDonald

Inverness Education Centre

 

Runner-Up:  Miah Young, Tomas Sylliboy, Rezny Dennis, Dustin Johnson, Danielle Marshall, Austin Johnson, Ivan Knockwood & Davis Prosper

Allison Bernard Memorial High School

 

Grade 12:  Reserach Essay:

Winner:  Maggie MacNeil

Rankin School of the Narrows

 

Runner-Up:  Lara Fraser

Baddeck Academy

 

 

Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Information 

 

Each year RRFB Nova Scotia hosts the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest.  From September to February, Grade Primary to 12 students across the province participate in various activities from colouring contests to short films to promote participation in waste reduction.  More than $55,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships is available annually for students and schools.

 

Make Your Mark:  Nova Scotia Recycles Contest 2015-2016 NOW OPEN!

 

RRFB Nova Scotia has kicked off the 17th annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest!  This initative promotes participation in recycling and composting and celebrates Nova Scotia's stellar reputation as a leader in waste reduction.

  • Open to students in Grades Primary to 12
  • More than $55,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships - for students and schools
  • Includes almost $20,000 in scholarships for Grade 12 students
  • Prizes are distributed evenly across the province

 

Deadlines

  • EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:  Entries must be postmarked by Monday, December 14, 2015 for a chance to win a $50 Staples gift card.
  • CONTEST DEADLINE:  Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2016.

 Contest Packages/Entry Forms

Please visit www.putwasteinitsplace.ca to download a package/entry form.

*PLEASE NOTE:  French packages will be made available early during the Week of October 26th.

  • Grades Primary-1 Package
  • Grades 2-3 and 4-6 Package
  • Grades 7-9 and 10-12 Package
  • Grade 12 Scholarship Package

 

Categories

Grades P-1 Activity Sheet:  Students complete a colouring sheet highlighting Nova Scotia's waste diversion milestones.  A celebration party with a waste reduction educator is just one of the many prizes.

 

Grade 2-3 and 4-6 Advertisement Design Contest:  Students are invited to design an advertisement that highlights Nova Scotia's many milestones on our way to recycling success.  The provincial winner's design will be printed on plantable seed bookmarks and distributed across Nova Scotia.

 

Grade 7-9 and 10-12 Film Competition:  Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to create a video that demonstrates the success Nova Scotia has had in recycling and composting.  Prizes will be awarded in both the junior (7-9) and senior (10-12) high categories.

 

Grade 12 Scholarship Research Essay:  Students submit a research essay exploring some of the successful programs Nova Scotia has introduced over the past 19 years.  Almost $20,000 in scholarships available.

 

Prizes

Over $55,000 in cash and prizes available to be won!  This equates to approximately $7,100 in each of Nova Scotia's seven solid waste management regions!

Winning and runner-up students recieve great prize packages, which may include backpacks, movie passes, t-shirts, pens and more.  Plus the schools of winning students receive cash. (Perhaps a great contribution toward a school greening project?!)

Scholarships are available to Grade 12 students to be used at any post-secondary education institution.  In each of the seven regions, a regional winner is awarded a $1,500 scholarship and a runner-up student is awarded a $750 scholarship.  In addition, one of the regional winners is selected as the provincial winner - so instead of recieving a $1,500, that student receives a $5,000 scholarship!

 

The BEST prize is awarded to everyone who takes part:  a chance to take action and learn the importance of keeping Nova Scotia clean by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting!

 

For more information, contact RRFB Nova Scotia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free at 1-877-313-7732.  You can also visit www.putwasteinitsplace.ca to download a package/entry form.

 

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2014-2015 Winners and Runners-Up for Region 1: Cape Breton Island

Students from schools throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will be recognized on Wednesday evening, April 22 at the 15th annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest celebration in Wagmatcook.  In this region there were 617 entries with prizes for this region's schools and students totaling over $4,800 plus two scholarships for Grade 12 students.

Grades Primary to 1

Students were invited to complete a coloring page and submit an entry as a class. The winning class receives $500 for the school and a prize pack for the teacher and students. The runner-up classes receive $250 for the school and a prize pack for the teacher and students.

  • Winner:   Lyn McInnis' Primary-One class from Bras d'Or Elementary

 

  • Runner-up:   Annette Lelievre's Primary-One class from École NDA

 

  • Runner-up:  Lois Madden's Primary-One class from East Richmond Education Centre

 

Grades 2 to 3

Students were invited to create a bookmark design with a waste reduction, recycling or composting theme. The winning student receives a backpack with prizes and a plaque of their winning design. Their school also receives $500. The runner-up students also receive a backpack with prizes, and their school receives $250.

  • Winner:   Cally MacDonald, Grade 3 student at Bayview Education Centre

 

  • Runner-up:   Cheyenne Penney, Grade 3 student at Ferrisview Elementary

 

  • Runner-up:   Jewelee Maxwell, Grade 2 student at Seton Elementary

 

Grades 4 to 6

Students were invited to submit designs that could be imprinted onto lunch bags. The design was to include a composting, recycling or waste reduction theme. The winning student receives a backpack with prizes and a plaque of their winning design. Their school also receives $500. The runner-up students receive a backpack with prizes, and their school receives $250.

  • Winner:   Sara Pluta, Grade 5 student at Tamarac Education Centre

 

  • Runner-up:   Faith Urquhart, Grade 4 student at Pleasant Bay School

 

  • Runner-up:   Alyssa Brown, Grade 5 student at Cusack Elementary

 

 

Grades 7 to 12

Students were invited to create a short film that depicts ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Prizes were made available for both the junior and senior high levels.The winning students receive a backpack with prizes, a shared $300 cheque, and their school receives $300. The runners-up receive a shared $150 cheque, and their school receives $150.

  • Winners Grade 7-9:   Michael Steele & Peter Rose from Tamarac Education Centre

 

  • Runner-up 7-9:   Jackson Timmons, Amelie Larade and Hailey Fiset from École NDA

 

  • Winners 10-12:   Jenna Libbus, Brianna MacIsaac, Cody Rendell and Katelyn Libbus from Riverview High School

 

  • Runners-up 10-12:   Sarah Boudreau, Emma Boudreau and Aiden Sampson from École Beau-Port

 

Grade 12 Scholarships

Students were invited to submit a research essay that investigated one of three themes: motivating Nova Scotia businesses to become more innovative in waste diversion; household hazardous waste; and inspiring junior and senior high students to reduce, reuse and recycle. The winning students receive a backpack with prizes and a scholarship for any post-secondary institution.

  • Winner of $1,500 scholarship:   Katelyn McPherson, Riverview High School

 

  • Winner of $750 scholarship:   Simonne Savoury, École Beau-Port

 

This year, over 5,500 entries were submitted across the province and more than $55,000 in cash and prizes was made available to schools and students from Grades Primary to 12. This included more than $20,000 in scholarships for Grade 12 students. Throughout April, celebration events are held in each of the seven Solid Waste Management Regions to recognize the winning students in front of their teachers, families and local government officials. To view the list of all winners, please visit www.putwasteinitsplace.ca/ns-recycles-contest.asp.

 

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest winners and runners-up and thank you to all students and teachers who participated in this years contest from across Cape Breton Island.