Back again for its sixth brilliant year of recycled art, Hawkesbury City Council’s popular ‘Waste 2 Art’ Competition for primary schools is now open. Artworks will be exhibited at Hawkesbury Central Library during Local Government Week from Monday, 29 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019.
Waste 2 Art focuses on ‘reuse, reduce, recycle’, which are the 3Rs of the waste hierarchy, to specifically show how students can give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative artwork. Through Waste 2 Art, Council hopes to encourage students to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Students are invited to create a unique and individual artwork that is different to their classmates’ artworks. The artwork may be either 2D or 3D and must follow the competition guidelines in terms of size: 3D Artwork must be within 20cm³ or 2D artwork must be no larger than 20cm x 20 cm.
Entries must be made entirely of used/recycled materials. Winners will be announced at the official opening night at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor on Monday, 29 July at 6pm.
All entrants will receive a certificate to recognise their efforts in creating their artwork and for their participation. Students will be judged as per Stages 1, 2 and 3 (i.e. Stage 1 = Years K to 2, Stage 2 = Years 3 to 4, or Stage 3 = Years 5 to 6) and four prizes will be awarded per Stage:
- 1st prize – $200 gift voucher for art supplies
- 2nd Prize – $100 gift voucher for art supplies
- 3rd Prize – $50 gift voucher for art supplies
- Highly Commended – art hamper.
Primary school students must be registered to participate in the competition using the online registration form on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or via the direct link https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste-management/waste-2-art/waste-2-art-competition
Registration is open to all primary school students that live in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area. The entry may be made by the student at school or at home. Making a Waste 2 Art project can be a fun and enjoyable end of school term or school holiday activity.
Please note that registrations are required by Sunday, 21 July 2019, which is the last day of the school holidays. No registrations can be accepted after this date. Actual art entries must be submitted on Monday, 22 July or Tuesday, 23 July. There can be only one entry per student. Full competition terms and conditions are available on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
This is an NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy.