Five young artists, each inspired to be great recycling champions, stood on the field at Angel Stadium while their images and artwork were displayed on the big screen and the PA announcer introduced them to the crowd. Their moment in the spotlight came at the OC Waste & Recycling Poster Contest Awards Ceremony, held Friday, Sept. 18 before the start of the Angels game. The celebration was the culminating event for the contest winners. In addition to the recognition, they each served as honorary bat kids at an Angels baseball game during the previous week.
The 2017 Eco Challenge Poster Contest, themed “Batting for a Green Planet,” resulted in one winner from each of Orange County’s five supervisorial districts. A freshman at Rosary Academy, Chelsey Ruiz, was selected as the winner from the First District.
Almost 500 posters were entered into the contest, which challenged Orange County children between the ages of eight and 14 to illustrate the benefits of food and green waste recycling. Through their poster art, these artists help to spread the word that it’s important to recycle food waste and green waste.