Nationwide Inter-School Competition

Organize a cleanup and create a poster, and you could win resources for your school to the value of 50,000 rupees.

New for 2018 is a National Inter-School Competition. Schools will compete by organizing a cleanup campaign in their school and creating a poster.  The cleanup must occur in August and September. Schools must submit a cleanup report and a poster by 30 September 2018 | 14 Ashwin 2075.

The cleanup organised by the schools should ensure:

The poster must illustrate a waste management activity or highlight the cleanup efforts of the school and/ or showcase waste burning and illegal dumping as harmful and life-threatening practices. It must be created by one child or a group of children attending the school.

The winning school will receive resources to the value of 50,000 rupees and a framed certificate. All participants will receive a certificate of participation signed by the Australian Embassy in Nepal and Clean up Nepal.

When do we have to do this by?

Make sure you submit your entry on time as late submissions will not be accepted.

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What will you be assessed on?

The level of collaboration with the community groups will be the key assessment criteria.

In order to compete, you are required to hold a clean up and create a poster. You will then need to submit a report about your cleanup along with your poster. We are looking for community engagement, the teaching and practice of good waste management, as well as creativity and innovation in your cleanup and poster.

Eligibility Criteria

All schools in Nepal are eligible to enter including government schools, privately-run schools, and community schools.

We are running two categories for the competition. 


Category 1

High School

Category 2

Requirements for the School Cleanup

What is a Cleanup?

 A Cleanup is the involvement of groups of people to collect waste in their local area, which is harmful to the environment. This waste may be litter or the remains of burnt waste. It may also have been dumped illegally. The cleanup should be organized, at the least, within the school compound but ideally somewhere in your local community too. 

At the very least, school children and teachers should take part in the cleanup. However, you are likely to perform better in the competition if you can get other community members involved such as parents, youth groups or local organizations. Also, the more cleanups you do, the more chances of winning!

During the cleanup, you must pursue and encourage proper waste management practices and highlight Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle behaviours.

Poster Requirements

Each participating school may submit a maximum of two poster illustrations, with each poster to belong to the Elementary Division and High School Division.  

Share with us posters from each of the following divisions in your school: 


Grade 2 - 6

High School

Grade 7 - 10

The poster you create must be A3 in size. The poster illustration work should incorporate the clean-ups held by the school, and illustrate good waste behaviors adopted by the school.

The poster should be creative and innovative.

Create your poster on an A3 size paper. A white chart paper or canvas can also be used.

You must take a high resolution photograph of the poster for submission.

The poster can be in Nepali or English.

How do we submit our entry?


We encourage you to submit your responses online as the process is simple, hassle-free, and reduces paper! Remember your poster can be submitted as a photograph.

Please make sure you have registered before you begin to complete the submission.

Your completed Clean up Report and the Poster should be submitted by Sunday, 30 September 2018 | 14 Ashwin 2075. This is the final and only deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All Online Submissions: Please ensure that your school name and city is included in the file name of the documents you are submitting


We appreciate online submissions but in case you are unable to do this, please download the competition guidebook which contains all the instructions.

(includes Registration Form and Cleanup Report)

Please post us the following documents:
1. Your completed registration form.
2. Your completed cleanup report.
3. Your poster entries – maximum 2 posters

The Registration Form and Cleanup Report Template can be found in the guidebook.

Mailing address:

Clean up Nepal,
Golfutar, Budhanilkantha – 8,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 01-4373175

If you are sending your entry by post, please ensure that it reaches Clean up Nepal before or on 30 September 2018 | 14 Ashwin 2075. Please call us to let us know you have posted your entry so that so we can look out for it.

Got questions?

Please contact our Program Officers Karuna Thapa or Azam Nathaniel
by telephone 01-4373175 | 9823083505 or message them via the Get in Touch page.

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