Students Can Enter T-Shirt Design Contest for 2016 Spring Litter Clean-Up

Micha Brumbaugh, 12th grader at New Richmond HS, and winner of contest.

Micha Brumbaugh, 12th grader at New Richmond HS, and winner of contest.

OWENSVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 4, 2015) – The Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR) and Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) are teaming up with the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and its partners to kick off the annual Spring Litter Clean-Up event with a T-shirt design contest for local K-12 students.

Any K-12 student attending a school located in Clermont County, or within the East Fork watershed, may register to compete.  Home-schooled students living within the county and/or watershed are also invited to participate.  T-shirt designs should emphasize litter clean-up and prevention.  Students can review contest rules and register through the event website at:  With sponsorship from SOAR and the CVB, the grand prize winner will be awarded $100, with an additional $100 going to the school’s art department of the winning student.  There will also be 13 grade level awards given at $25 each.

“SOAR is excited to support this worthwhile community event and do its part to protect the natural resources that make our region unique,” says Carrie McIntosh-Owens, SOAR’s Board President.  “Our local realtors take pride in the communities in which they work and live, and this allows them the opportunity to give back.”

The Spring Litter Clean-Up will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in various communities across the county and watershed.  The clean-up is a combination of two events that have proved successful for more than 20 years in Clermont County – the East Fork River Sweep and Clermont Clean & Green events.

For more information about the Spring Litter Clean-Up or the T-shirt design contest, please contact the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District/East Fork Watershed Collaborative at 513-732-7075.

(Photo: Micha Brumbaugh of New Richmond High School won the T-shirt design contest last year.)