Student Artist Poster Contest Winners

The three poster contest winners (foreground on easels) in each age group on display at the Bridgehouse Museum, and the poster contest honorable mentions displayed prominently on a wall (background).

In the spring, the Chicago River Day 30th Anniversary poster contest challenged students in the Chicago River Schools Network to create a poster to raise awareness about pollution and its impact on the Chicago-Calumet River system. The contest, sponsored by Waste Management’s Think Green® program, asked students to answer the question, “How can recycling help our river’s wildlife?” Students between the ages of eight and 18, created artwork with a message that are mean to inspire people to reduce litter and protect wildlife.

 The students participating in the contest were separated into three groups based on their age. One winner was selected from each group.

Congratulations to winners:

  • Julian Olszewski, Lane Tech College Prep, Age 16
  • Sophia Borgula , Lane Tech Academic Center, Age 14
  • Eliza Borgula, Beaubien Elementary School, Age 10     

Honorable Mentions:

  • Catalina Philips-Li, Lane Tech College Prep, Age 16
  • Olivia Hutchinson, Lane Tech College Prep, Age 17
  • Nina Djurovic, Skinner North Classical School, Age 14
  • Tate Nahabedian, Chicago City Day School, Age 13
  • Cy Concodora, Waters Elementary School, Age 8
  • Harper Domanski, Jahn Elementary School, Age 8

The posters from the winners and honorable mentions are on display at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, for the entire 2022 season. The Bridgehouse Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until October 30. General admission is free for Friends of the Chicago River members, and $6 or less for non-members.