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Education Overview

Don’t mess with Texas offers a range of fun activities to inspire students to help keep their communities litter-free.

Roll up your sleeves for the Campus Cleanup, use your writing skills to win tuition money, and showcase your creativity in our annual art contest! Learn more about how to get involved and make an impact.


Scholarship Contest

Texas high school seniors are invited to submit their litter prevention and beautification essays for a chance to win scholarships. Now accepting applications. Apply today.

Art Contest

Art Contest

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the 2018 Don't mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade.

Entries accepted January 11 through April 7, 2017.

Campus Cleanup

Campus Cleanup

Attention high school, college, and university students: It’s time to clean up the grounds. We’ll show you how.

Litter Force

Litter Force

Join Ultra, Hawk, Bolt, and K-900, our trash-blasting team, to help clean up litter in our communities. LitterForce is the Don't mess with Texas® educational program for elementary-age students that teaches them how to help keep roadways clear of litter.

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