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RethinkWaste Announces 'Trash to Art' Contest

Last year’s first place winner, “The U.S.A. Just Got Recycled,” by the 5th grade classes of teachers Sandra Sperow and Dawn Tesarowski from Audubon School in Foster City
Last year’s first place winner, “The U.S.A. Just Got Recycled,” by the 5th grade classes of teachers Sandra Sperow and Dawn Tesarowski from Audubon School in Foster City
RethinkWaste is inviting students and teachers to get creative and give trash a new meaning through its second annual “Trash to Art” contest.

The contest is open to all 4th through 6th grade classes in the RethinkWaste service area, which includes San Mateo.

“It was incredible to see the pieces that were created by students last year. We had 12 classes participate and we hope to have even more this year,” said RethinkWaste Environmental Education Coordinator Faustina Mututa in a statement. “It’s a fun way for students to learn about the importance of reuse and sustainability.” 

The art pieces must be made as a class effort, and 90 percent of the art must be made from materials collected at home, school and everyday life. All mediums of artwork are encouraged, including sculptures, collages and murals, among others. 

Artwork must be submitted by 5 pm on March 21, 2014 to the Environmental Education Center at the Shoreway Environmental Center, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos.

Winning art pieces will be announced on April 4, 2014 and recognized at the RethinkWaste Earth Day event on April 12, 2014. 

Art pieces will also be displayed at the Environmental Education Center as part of an educational exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to a class, not individually. Prizes include:

First Place
• $500
• Private tour of Shoreway
Second Place 
• $250 
• Private tour of Shoreway
Third Place 
• $150 
Fourth Place 
• $100

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