During the picnic, Keep Polk Beautiful executive director Sharon Coffman awarded prizes to children who won the Keep Polk Beautiful Poster Contest.
For the Kindergarten level, second place went to Emily Wolsey, while first place went to Jase Harrell. The first through third grade prizes went to Arlene Belman for second place, and Jacey Freeman for first place. The fourth grade prizes went to Henley Hays for second place, and Destiny Greene for first place. The grand prize winner was Erin Briana Chastain. Chastain is a third grade student at Cherokee Elementary School.
As a part of the Great American Cleanup, Keep Polk Beautiful and the Chamber of Commerce host an annual poster contest for all students in grades K-5. This year's theme was "Green Starts Here." First place winners in each category were awarded $35, second place $20, and the grand prize winner received $100. The HON Company sponsored the prize money for this year's winners.