Hawkesbury City Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Waste 2 Art Competition. Local primary school students received prizes that included art hampers and gift vouchers from a local art store.
The Waste 2 Art Competition is an opportunity for school students to give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative piece of artwork, which encourages students to reduce, reuse and recycle.
This year’s Waste 2 Art independent judge was Alicia Goldstein, the owner of A Farmer’s Daughter, a recycled and vintage jewellery store in Windsor Mall.
Council is celebrating six years of the Waste 2 Art competition in 2019, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.
“Since Waste 2 Art began in 2014, more than 600 local students have participated,” the Mayor said.
“Our local primary school students from around the Hawkesbury have created wonderful pieces of art from recycled materials.
“It’s obvious that we have some very talented students in the Hawkesbury,” Councillor Calvert said.
Waste 2 Art highlights how waste can be reused by giving it a new purpose and transforming it into a creative piece of artwork. Through Waste 2 Art, students learn about the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
Councillor Amanda Kotlash opened the awards night and presented the students with their prizes.
Councillor Kotlash thanked all the teachers and schools that supported this program. She also congratulated the young students who put their ideas and energy into creating the artworks that ware currently displayed at Hawkesbury Central Library as part of Local Government Week.
2019 Waste 2 Art Winners
Stage 1 (Years K to 2):
- 1st Place: Henry Smith – Bligh Park Public School
- 2nd Place: Zoe Williams – Wilberforce Public School
- 3rd Place: Summer Hay – Oakville Public School
- Highly Commended: Matilda Hay – Oakville Public School
- Highly Commended: Scarlett Bew – Wilberforce Public School
- Highly Commended: Benjamin Dixon – Grose View Public School
Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4):
- 1st Place: Audray Watson-Orchard – Richmond Public School
- 2nd Place: Hayden Shamoun – Kuyper Christian School
- 3rd Place: Liliana Pagano – Richmond Public School
- Highly Commended: Makayla Skarstrom – Wilberforce Public School
- Highly Commended: Emily Vincent – Wilberforce Public School
- Highly Commended: Ivy Griffin – Ebenezer Public School
Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6):
- 1st Place: Adam Jordan – Comleroy Public School
- 2nd Place: Amberley Greentree – Richmond Public School
- 3rd Place: Noah Bew – Wilberforce Public School
- Highly Commended: Ty Odell – Home Schooling
- Highly Commended: Olivia Lanzon – Oakville Public School
- Highly Commended: Brayden Stechly – Bligh Park Public School