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Million tonnes poster competition

  Sponsored by Hills Waste Solutions



Residents of Wiltshire have managed to divert an amazing 1 MILLION tonnes of waste from landfill.


Design a poster to encourage people to recycle more and stand a chance to win £20 for yourself and a computer for your school.

The winning poster will be used across the county to help us get to the next million

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Download the rules of the competition


  • The poster competition is only open to children in years 1 – 11 in full time education at a school located within the geographic region served by Wiltshire Council.
  • Poster artwork should be based upon the theme of promoting recycling and reflect the items that Wiltshire Council residents can recycle in their kerbside black box or at a local household recycling centre. Visit http://www.recycleforwiltshire.com for a full list of items recycled in Wiltshire.
  • All designs must be original artwork only and not based on any existing artwork.
  • Entries can be posted or hand delivered to Poster Competition, The Hills Group, Ailesbury Court, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA or emailed to competition@hills-group.co.uk. No other form of submission will be accepted.
  • All entries must be no larger than an A4.  Electronic entries should be in a jpeg format and not exceed a file size of 1MB.  Entries submitted by email as zipped files cannot be accepted.
  • Printed entries will be converted into electronic images and scanned so entries must be 2D.
  • All entries must include either in legible writing on the back of the artwork or in the body of the accompanying email the following details:  the entrants name, parents or guardians name, school year of entrant, name of the school attended, contact address or email.    
  • Sorry, but no entries can be returned and the Hills Group accepts no responsibility for any entries lost in transit or received after submission.
  • Only one entry per school child.
  • By entering the competition entrants consent to their competition artwork being used by the Hills Group and Wiltshire Council for promotional purposes and relinquish all copyright to their artwork. The winning entry will be worked on by a professional designer to help turn it in to a suitable poster.
  • All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 30 September.
  • The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Only finalists and the winners will be notified and this will be done by Friday 7 October
  • Finalists agree to have their details included in publicity. Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and the Hills Group reserves the right to identify artwork of all entrants by reference to first name, school year and name of school in any publicity both in paper and online.
  • Any personal data relating to entrants will not be disclosed or supplied to any third party.  Please see the Hills Group privacy policy and data protection statement http://www.hills-group.co.uk/copyright.php
  • Data relating to entrants will be retained by the Hills Group for a reasonable period after the competition closes to assist the Hills Group to operate the competition in accordance with these rules and to deal with any queries on the competition.  Your personal data will not be used to contact you unless you are a winning entrant.
  • Hills Group will make every effort to ensure that the finalists can take part in the MRF tour but only one tour will be organised on a date to be confirmed.
  • The decision of the judges will be final















Did you know?

1 million tonnes =

  • the weight of more than 500 Stonehenges
  • 16,000 Challenge 2 Main Battle Tanks
  • two Silbury Hills
  • more than 29,000 unladen Hercules aeroplanes
  • approximately 1.1million Wadsworth Shire horses
  • 153 Salisbury Cathedral spires
  • 66 billion empty aluminium soft drink cans
  • 7.3 billion iPhones
  • a million average sized family cars
  • approximately 12.5 million average washing machines

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