North East Lincolnshire Council has revealed the winners in the Posters in the Parks competition.
A total of 142 children, young people and adults entered the competition with fantastic poster designs reminding people to put litter in a bin or take it home.
Winners were announced at a presentation ceremony in People’s Park.
The five first place winners are: Edward Bridson, Ellie Mai Rayworth, Jared Walker, Sabrina Grosbarte and Fairways Care Home.
In second place are: Stephanie Teixeira, Julia Pawlik, Josephine Forrester, Lilly Jaye Stembridge and Eshal Khwaja.
Five first place winners each receive a £50 shopping voucher and have their posters displayed in parks and other places this summer. There are also prizes and certificates for runners up.
Originally, there were only going to be four winners receiving £50 vouchers and having their posters displayed.
However, due to the brilliant quality of the entries there are five first prize winners, five second place winners receiving vouchers and having their posters displayed, plus a further 10 entries will receive certificates for their creative efforts.
Look out for the posters in the parks this summer holiday.
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, presented the winners with their prizes. He said:
“Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, especially the schools who encouraged their children to submit an entry.
“We were absolutely delighted with the response and had more than 100 entries from across the borough.
“The winning entries will help contribute to the effort to maintain the cleanliness of our local parks and remind people to put litter in a bin or take it home.
“It is terrific to see so many creative entries from people who really care about their local environment and want to make a difference.
“We value our parks and are investing £800,000 in them over the next two to three years to improve the play areas to create safe and welcoming environments for everyone to enjoy.”
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, added:
“These poster designs remind us all to take pride in our local parks.
“A lot of entries focused on the harm litter causes to wildlife and the damage it does to natural habitats.
“I’m grateful to everyone who took part, to receive 142 entries is incredible and I look forward to seeing the winning posters on display soon.”