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Recycle Hawaii announces its 9th Annual Art of Recycling School Competition

The Level 3 class of Waimea Country School submitted “Garden of Imagination” for an undated contest. (Courtesy photo by Susan Champeny)Buy Photo
The Level 3 class of Waimea Country School submitted “Garden of Imagination” for an undated contest. (Courtesy photo by Susan Champeny)

Recycle Hawaii announces its 9th Annual Art of Recycling School Competition during the month of April. The program aims to increase environmental awareness and encourage recycling and sustainable practices in our community. The event is open to Hawaii island students grades K-12 who create original artwork from recycled or reusable materials for jury and exhibit.

Teachers must register by March 25. An ARSC Entry and Waiver Form must accompany each selected art piece to the appropriate district site. For the north district, from Laupahoehoe to Waikoloa, bring entries on Wednesday, April 23, 2:30-4 p.m., to the Waimea Art Council Firehouse Gallery in Waimea.

Artwork themes include: reduce, reuse, recycle, island sustainability, preserving/protecting Hawaii’s natural environment or zero waste. Entries are judged on originality, theme, personal expression, execution of materials and artistic merit. Outstanding entries in elementary, middle, and high school levels receive prize certificates. Outstanding classes and schools receive cash prizes. Reception, awards ceremony and art exhibit are open to the public.

For more information and entry forms, visit www.recyclehawaii.org, under “Art of Recycling.” For questions contact the ARSC project manager at 985-8725 or email hiartrecycle@gmail.com.