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Mar 02

Trash to Art Contest highlights the importance of reuse

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm by Clay Curtin

Rethink Waste is excited to announce its Trash to Art contest, which is open to students in grades 3-5 within its service area. The contest encourages children to collect recyclable or trash materials and create a piece of art in any medium. 

Contest guidelines
  • Participants must be third to fifth-grade students in the Rethink Waste service area
  • The art piece must be composed of 90 percent from recyclable or trash materials collected from home, school or everyday life
  • All art medium are accepted, such as sculptures, collages, murals, etc.
  • All artwork should not be bigger than 3 ft. x 3 ft.
The contest has two categories: individual and class. An individual student or a class, depending on the category, must make the art piece. A field trip outing to Bel Mateo Bowl, Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Rockin' Jump or San Mateo History Museum will be awarded to the 1st place class contest winner, a pizza party for the 2nd place class contest winner, and gift cards ranging from $50 to $150 will be awarded to the top three individual contest winners. All winners will be recognized at Rethink Waste celebration event Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Library Conference Room. 

Submissions are due by Noon, Friday, March 27, 2020, to the Shoreway Environmental Center. To learn more, visit the Trash to Art contest webpage.

Trash-to-Art contest 2019 winning entry