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1st Place

Nutgrove Methodist Primary School
St. Helens

2nd Place

St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
St. Helens

3rd Place

Ravenshead CofE Primary


Win £1000 towards reusables for your school!

Plus tailored support from reusable take-out packaging supplier, FSG, to help you develop a roadmap for reusable items in your school canteen!

how to get involved

First thing, make sure your school is registered onto the Plastic Clever Schools programme.

Not registered yet? No problem, register your school now (it only takes 2 minutes)

Then, get your pupils / students to design a poster that highlights the issue of single-use plastics in your school canteen and dining areas, and encourages behaviour change to reusable items.

Submit your poster(s) via your Profile page and you could be in with a chance of winning up to £1000 worth of reusables for your school canteen (plus a goodie bag filled with Kids Against Plastic & Common Seas merch for the pupils that created the poster)!

NOTE: Each school is allowed to enter a maximum of three poster entries.

What are the poster themes?

There are three main poster themes for this competition:
Removing single-use plastic from your canteen and dining areas.
Behaviour change
Encouraging behaviour change in pupils and staff to reusable items.
Carbon savings
How to reduce your carbon footprint using reusables.

We’ve created some resources to help you get started. Click on any of the images to download the pdf versions.

To reduce we must reuse!
Every piece of plastic made.
Reusables 65x more efficient
10.7 billion containers!
600 billion cups per year!

How will the posters be judged?

Shortly after the closing date for the competition has elapsed (Friday the 10th February 2023), members of the Kids Against Plastic Kids’ Club will vote on the winning design. Someone from the Plastic Clever Team will be in contact with the winning school and the winning design will appear on the Display Board page.

We wish that everyone could be a winner, but we only have a limited number of prizes. So, here’s the lowdown on what the judges will be looking for:

Learn about problem plastics that can be replaced with reusables.

Discover the problem plastics in your school canteen that can be swapped out for reusables.

Share your learnings with your peers – present the facts in an engaging poster and make a positive impact.

How to submit a poster

When your pupils / students have designed a poster you need to submit it to enter it into the competition. You do that in the same way you would submit a piece of evidence as part of your Plastic Clever School journey.

Not sure how to do that, see the Uploading Evidence section on our Help page.


Did you know you can use this competition as part of your evidence for your Plastic Clever School journey?

For example, during level two of your Plastic Clever journey, the Investigate level, you will need to uncover the problem plastics in your school and find solutions to do something about it.

Completing a plastic audit in your school canteen can help with statistics for your posters as part of this competition, while also ticking off a key activity for Level two, ‘complete the Plastic Clever Schools audit’.

The posters created can also form part of your action plan and help to promote change across your school.

Rules, terms and conditions

  • Only schools that are registered on the Plastic Clever Schools initiative can enter. Register your school here.
  • Competition entries must be submitted via a school’s Profile page.
  • Each school can submit three entries only.
  • We reserve the right to make changes to the prizes. 
  • Prizes are non-transferable.
  • There will be one overall winner and the school will be notified directly.
  • Posters will be judged on creativity, how well they fit the theme and how well the poster has been made or drawn.
  • Schools must submit entries (a scan or photograph) via their Profile page on the Plastic Clever Schools website. For more help with this, see the Uploading Evidence section on our Help page.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of the competition rules, terms and conditions.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • The closing date for entries is Friday the 10th of February 2023.

And finally

We wish you good luck and we can’t wait to see your pupils’ / students’ poster designs!

Remember, if ever you need any help, support or a question answering, please feel free to drop us a message using our Contact Form.

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