DSNY Golden Apple Awards offer cash prizes in three TrashMasters! contests for schools in New York City (both public and private), grades K–12:
Start working on your 2012 contest entries now; the submission deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Winners will receive cash prizes for use in the 2012-13 school year.
To view winning entries from previous years, use the Golden Apple Winners pull-down menu at the upper right corner of this page.
Schools can compete in any or all of the three contests by completing separate and distinct projects for each contest. Schools enter in separate Elementary, Intermediate, and High School Divisions.
A judging panel of environmental educators and government officials carefully reviews the entries submitted to select the winners for each borough within each grade division. Winning schools receive cash prizes and certificates, as well as gifts for their participating students and staff.
Prior year winners have received as much as $6,000 for Citywide Winners; up to $3,000 for Borough Winners; and up to $1,500 for Borough Runners-Up — plus up to $1,000 for Golden Shovel Award winners in each borough. Award levels change year-to-year based on available funding.
Please note: schools cannot win multiple years for the same project. For ongoing projects, explain new initiatives.