IPADS are up for grabs in a new competition that encourages Ipswich students to share their views on what should be done to save the environment.
Silkstone State School students were excited to help Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale launch the competition by flicking a switch to activate a recycling truck's pick-up collection from their school.
The contest challenges students to write an essay about how they would reduce landfill in Ipswich.
The students brought containers and other recyclable materials to fill the truck to the brim.
Cartridge World Ipswich is delivering the eco-conscious challenge as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.
As well as rewarding the top primary school, high school and tertiary student entries with an iPad, Cartridge World Ipswich will give the top school and university almost $3000 worth of printing equipment.
Cartridge World Ipswich director Annette Jones said the business had saved Ipswich more than 17 football fields of landfill space over the past 10 years.
The competition also celebrates Cartridge World Ipswich's strong recovery after losing everything in the 2011 floods.
"We are really excited about being able to hear from the youth of today about their views on environmental issues like recycling and better waste management," Ms Jones said.
"This is the perfect forum for young people in the region to tell us what they really think about what more can be done to save Ipswich's environment."
Cr Pisasale said the competition encouraged children to "take on the role of caretakers of the environment".
To find out more and submit student essays - which must be 150 words or less - email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into the shop at 9/87 Brisbane St, Ipswich.
Entries must include the student's name and school, as well as a parent's name, email address and contact number if entrants are aged under 18.
Entries close on August 14.