PalmettoPride Now Accepting Entries in the 2023 Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest

Columbia, SC (October 12, 2022) – PalmettoPride announces the kickoff of their annual Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest, the official Governor’s Art Contest for Litter Prevention.

Open to elementary students in South Carolina, PalmettoPride holds the Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest annually. This contest provides a fun, education presentation for the teacher to share with their classes and paper for students to draw what Litter Trashes Everyone means to them.

PalmettoPride will name four regional winners (Lowcountry, Midlands, Upstate, and Peedee) and one statewide winner. All winners receive monetary donations and framed artwork. The statewide winner’s artwork will be featured on the 2024 PalmettoPride volunteer t-shirt.

“Being good stewards of the natural beauty that we are blessed with in South Carolina is one of our most important jobs,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “To engage our young people on litter prevention and stress its importance is a wonderful way to ensure that the future leaders of our state will prioritize this fundamental value that we should all hold dear.”

“This is one of PalmettoPride’s key educational programs, and this year we have made some creative updates to make it more educational and easier for teachers to implement,” said Esther Wagner, Awareness & Education Manager for PalmettoPride. “Education is critical to changing behavior that leads to litter.”

Annually, PalmettoPride’s education programs reach an estimated 100,000 students across South Carolina. While litter cleanups contribute to beautifying our state, the key to ending litter is to prevent people from littering in the first place. Education is the best approach towards litter prevention.

For more information about the Art Contest and registration, please contact PalmettoPride awareness and education manager Esther Wagner at

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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness, and pickup.

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