It's that time of the year again to find unusual litter and be rewarded for it.
Keep NC Beautiful's Unusual Litter Contest is open to all North Carolina residents who are sweeping the state clean during NCDOT's fall litter sweep or a similar litter cleanup event.
It's easy to enter — find unusual litter during a sweep, take a picture of it, complete an entry form (available here), and mail or email it by Oct. 31.
Winning entries are awarded a first-place cash prize of $250, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.
Unusual litter must be found on N.C. roadways. Roadway signage, animals or reptiles are excluded from the contest. Mailed photographs will not be returned and may be used to promote litter prevention programs.
The contest is sponsored by PepsiCo and is held during the fall and spring Litter Sweep drives.