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To engage people in your community in creative reuse, a recycled art contest is a great way to inspire people from many ages and backgrounds. I attended a recycled art contest in Baltimore this week, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The contest is called Rethink Recycling and this was the 16th year the contest took place. There were 61 entries from 21 high schools.
The sculptures were judged on three qualities – Creativity, Workmanship and Use of Materials. There was also a People’s Choice category where every guest could vote for their two favorite sculptures. One of my votes did win the People’s Choice award! This year’s Grand Prize winner made a piece called “Marry Me?” It was made with a mannequin, plastic forks and spoons, broken jewelry and paint.
At the end of this podcast, I talk about recent successes selling some of Trashmagination’s creations.
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Photos from Rethink Recycling 2017
Rethink Recycling 2017 – recycled art contest hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment
Bicycle Art by David Clement, Jemicy Upper School
Recycled Art by Cindy Ceroll of Franklin High School
Car Recycled Art by Rei Rodriguez from South Carroll High School
Panda Recycled Art by Taylor Alexander of South Carroll High School
Gus (Recycled Art Portrait) by Colleen Avila, Linganore High School
Caterpillar Recycled Art by Laura Mateer, Liberty High School
Flower Recycled Art by Kyreem Cummings of Suitland High School – People’s Choice Winner
Sea Turtle Recycled Art by Gabi Gonzalez of Mount de Sales Academy
Paper Lungs recycled art by Sophie Smith of Mount de Sales Academy
Trash fashion dress by Maria Cicone of Redeemer Classical Christian School
Recycled Purse by Rebecca Doyle of Redeemer Classical Christian School
Uncle Sam recycled art by Rasheed Pierre-Louis of Glenelg Country School
Blue Crab recycled art by Vinny Tomarchio of Glenelg Country School
Fox from recycled packaging (Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) by Kacie Greenfield from Glenelg Country School
Recycled Art Contests Held Annually
Manassas, Virginia – holds an annual outdoor recycled art contest
Recent Trashmagination Prototypes that Sold at a Recent Craft Sale
Storage basket made from woven plastic bags, clementine wooden box and juice pouches by Trashmagination
Chris who bought the storage basket
The family who adopted my TrashAnatomy shark
She bought my first purse made from woven plastic bags and a taekwondo belt!
Mentioned in this Episode
- Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore
- Blick’s Mixed Media Contest – entries due in April 2018
- TrashAnatomy Shark
- Plastic Bag Weaving
- Script for this podcast episode about recycled art contests (not a transcript but gives the main ideas)
- The Trashmagination podcast theme music is Kitchen from the Marian Circle Drum Brigade.
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