America Recycles Day (ARD) is a national event (November 15th)
that promotes recycling, source reduction and buying products made from
recycled materials as objectives to a more sustainable society. In
celebration of ARD, MDE has created the “Rethink Recycling” sculpture
contest and judging ceremony to display students’ creativity and promote
sculpture contest and judging ceremony is a great opportunity for
celebrating efforts of the student artists, for media exposure and for
promoting waste prevention to the general public. The
sculpture contest challenges students to innovatively and artistically
use recycled materials as a solution to waste reduction. If you would
like more information about ARD, visit the America Recycles Day's web page.
The 19th annual sculpture contest will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in Baltimore. MDE would like to extend this invitation to high school students.
Two entries will be accepted from each high school (additional entries
may become available later). The contest gives students the chance to
be inventive and create a sculpture made from recyclable or reused
materials (see ARD Rules Guideline).
Judges will select an overall winning sculpture along with individual
recognition for creativity, workmanship and use of materials.
Additionally, a “People’s Choice Award” is given. Past contests
received national recognition and television news airtime. Prizes
provided from corporate and non-profit organization sponsors will be
awarded to all contest entrants. Past prizes have included items such as
gift cards, tablets and laptops.
Space is limited so please submit the School Entry Form to confirm your school’s participation. The Individual Entry Form(s) should be submitted to MDE, once the participants are selected.
For more information regarding the "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest, please contact Christy Bujnovszky at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-537-4190.
2019 Sculpture Contest
The 2019 "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest was held on November
22, 2019 at the Maryland Department of the Environment. There were
66 entries from 20 different high schools from across the State featured
in the contest.
See pictures of MDE's 2019 sculpture contest winners
Jorja Rodgers from Century High School
in Carroll County was the Grand Prize winner for her sculpture, “Silhouette of Selena,”
made using paper and plastic which created a shadow image on a backdrop. She
received an Xbox One X Star Wars edition for her efforts.
The category winners, who received a Sony wireless earbuds were:
2019 Participating Schools:
10:00 Doors open
10:15 Welcome from Maryland Department of the Environment
10:20 Opening remarks
12:00 People's Choice judging ends
12:30 Award presentation begins
1:00 Contest ends
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