Time to let the imagination run wild

Published: Monday, 25th July 2016

It’s time to get out the pencils, crayons, paints, or even the computer as Oxford City Council is asking children with a “green” imagination to enter its latest poster competition.

Entrants are being asked to design a bright poster based around Phil the Bin, the council’s recycling mascot, aimed at getting people to produce less waste and increase their recycling. 

The competition is open until 4pm on 26 August. The winner will be announced during Recycling Week, which starts on 12 September. 

The winner’s poster will be proudly displayed around the city on the sides of one of the City Council’s recycling collection vehicles for all to see. 

Cllr John Tanner, City Council Board Member for Clean and Green Oxford said: “The competition is open to all children who would like to encourage their families and friends to recycle more. We want them to let their imaginations run wild and come up with an eye-catching design that we can proudly display on one of our vehicles.” 

Entry forms can be downloaded from the council’s website, picked up from recycling roadshows (details below) or collected from the council’s offices at St Aldate's, Horspath Road, Cowley Marsh Depot, or Templars Square.

For more information and full terms and conditions of entry visit the council’s competition webpage, visit Facebook or Twitter or email [email protected]

Forthcoming recycling roadshows are at: 

  • General Recycling Roadshow, Cutteslowe Park, Harbord Road Friday 29 July, 10:30am – 3pm
  • General Recycling Roadshow, Bury Knowles Park, Headington Tuesday 2 August, 10:30am – 3pm
  • Cutteslowe Play Day, Sunnymead Park, Wren Road Saturday 20 August, 11am – 3pm