High School junior Hannah Jones, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest. The Ohio River Sweep is an annual, volunteer cleanup of the Ohio River and its major tributaries.
Jones' artwork was printed on the 2018 Ohio River Sweep posters, which are used to promote awareness of the event and encourage people to volunteer. 850 posters were printed and will be distributed to coordinators in the six states which participate in the cleanup event: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
"Hannah's artwork matches the Ohio River Sweep perfectly. The poster will get people's attention and create awareness of the event." said Lisa Cochran, project manager for the Ohio River Sweep.
Jones also received a $500 award. In addition, the art department of Mt. Lebanon High School received $100 for art supplies.
The 2018 Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 16. Volunteers are needed.
For further information about the Ohio River Sweep, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977, or visit www.OhioRiverSweep.org.