The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District's annual Clean Air Month Poster contest is a long-standing tradition for students in grades K-12 who live and study within our jurisdiction. It's aimed at engaging students in themes behind protecting air quality and the risks of air pollution while encouraging them to express those themes through their own original artwork.
The theme for 2018's contest, "Back to the FutAIR," prompted participants to create an original drawing that shows ways to protect air quality for future generations.
Past themes have centered around wildfire smoke impact dangers, pollution from automobiles, dust particulate pollution and more.
Winners are awarded at first, second and third place in four categories: kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. Each winner receives a gift card based on their placement and winners' artwork is featured in the official MDAQMD calendar for the following year.