Keep Collier Beautiful is pleased to recognize the winners of the 2025 calendar art contest, organized in partnership with Collier County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division and Collier County Schools.  

Through the annual KCB Calendar Art Contest partnership, Solid & Hazardous Waste Management visits Collier County’s K-12 schools to educate students about recycling, proper disposal, litter control and local initiatives to protect our environment. Students were invited to express themselves by submitting artwork for the art contest. More than 1,000 entries were submitted from Collier County students. Volunteer judges selected the top 14 winning entries for the front cover, back cover, and each month of the year. The 12 runner-up entries are also recognized. The winning pieces will be featured in KCB’s 2025 calendar, which will be released in September of 2024. Community members can request a copy of the calendar by sending a request to 

List of Winners: 

  • Front Cover: 3rd Grade Josue Cherenfant from Eden Park Elementary (Teacher Paige Nelson) 
  • Back Cover: 9th Grade Carmen Maldonado – Vicente from Palmetto Ridge High (Teacher Patricia Wisniewski) 
  • 1st Grade Arnav Koyyalamudi from Laurel Oak Elementary (Teacher Nance Jones) 
  • 2nd Grade Adeline Buzas from Laurel Oak Elementary (Teacher Nance Jones) 
  • 3rd Grade Edward Deshields from Seagate Elementary Teacher (Teacher Joy Jannasch) 
  • 4th Grade Mya Tam Laurel from Oak Elementary (Teacher Sebastian Melendez)   
  • 5th Grade Krystal Machado Pinheiro from Seagate Elementary Teacher (Teacher Joy Jannasch) 
  • 6th Grade Nicholas Eidel from East Naples Middle (Teacher Jennie Salberg) 
  • 7th Grade Brihanna Quintana from East Naples Middle (Teacher Jennie Salberg) 
  • 8th Grade Pamela Eraclio-Gallegos from East Naples Middle (Teacher Jennie Salberg) 
  • 9th Grade Noah Noonan from Palmetto Ridge High (Teacher Kathryn Swartz) 
  • 10th Grade Brandon Williams from Palmetto Ridge High (Teacher Kathryn Swartz) 
  • 11th Grade Brooke Hyde from Naples High (Teacher Chelon Perez-Benitoa) 
  • 12th Grade Amanda Sigler Perez from Palmetto Ridge High (Teacher Kathryn Swartz) 

In celebration of the students’ creativity and participation in protecting the environment, the artworks were displayed at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers. Waste Management has added the artwork to its fleet of vehicles servicing Collier County and WastePro has added the artwork to its trucks servicing the Immokalee area.

“Every year, we look forward to engaging with our Collier County students across public, charter, and private schools through this annual art contest. We hope that through this contest, local children will be inspired to be a part of change through involvement in various community-wide cleanup and environment initiatives,” said Larry Berg, President of the KCB Board of Directors.

Founded in 1996, Keep Collier Beautiful is a non-profit organization with the mission of public education outreach as well as improving litter and marine debris control and prevention, recycling and education. Keep Collier Beautiful is supported through partnerships with Florida Department of Transportation, Collier County Public Utilities Department, Surfn Evolution, City of Naples, WM of Collier County, Waste Pro, AshBritt, Wastequip, Cascade Cart Solutions, Collier Community Foundation, Keep America Beautiful, Keep Florida Beautiful, C2 Communications, The SWFL 100, EK Consulting, Lake Park Living and Family Life, Vineyards’ Community Magazine, PDQ, Collier County Pollution Control, and Rotary Naples Gulf Shore.

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