Recycled Art Contests

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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

Rethink Recycling 2017 – recycled art contest hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment

Bicycle Art by David Clement, Jemicy Upper School

Bicycle Art by David Clement, Jemicy Upper School

Recycled Art by Cindy Ceroll of Franklin High School

Recycled Art by Cindy Ceroll of Franklin High School

Car Recycled Art by Rei Rodriguez from South Carroll High School

Car Recycled Art by Rei Rodriguez from South Carroll High School

Panda Recycled Art by Taylor Alexander of 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

Gus (Recycled Art Portrait) by Colleen Avila, Linganore High School

Caterpillar Recycled Art by Laura Mateer, Liberty 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

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

Sea Turtle Recycled Art by Gabi Gonzalez of Mount de Sales Academy

Paper Lungs recycled art by Sophie Smith 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

Trash fashion dress by Maria Cicone of Redeemer Classical Christian School

Recycled Purse by Rebecca Doyle 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

Uncle Sam recycled art by Rasheed Pierre-Louis of Glenelg Country School

Blue Crab recycled art by Vinny Tomarchio of Glenelg Country School

Blue Crab recycled art by Vinny Tomarchio of Glenelg Country School

Fox from recycled packaging (Reese's Peanut Butter Cups)

Fox from recycled packaging (Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) by Kacie Greenfield from Glenelg Country School

Recycled Art Contests Held Annually

California
Marin County, California recycled art competition
South Bayside, California trash-to-art competition

Nevada
Nevada recycled art competition

New York
North Hempstead, New York recycled art contest

Ohio
Butler County, Ohio recycled art contest

Texas
Burleson County, Texas Big Spring Clean

Virginia
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

Storage basket made from woven plastic bags, clementine wooden box and juice pouches by Trashmagination

Chris who bought the storage basket

Chris who bought the storage basket

The family who adopted my TrashAnatomy shark

The family who adopted my TrashAnatomy shark

She bought my first purse made from woven plastic bags!

She bought my first purse made from woven plastic bags and a taekwondo belt!

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