America Recycles Day
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 2023 Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2023. (Details to follow).
The 2022 Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest was held on November 18, 2022 at Montgomery Park in Baltimore.
Montgomery Park Auditorium
1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230
Schedule of Events
10:00 Doors open
10:15 Welcome from Maryland Department of the Environment
11:30 People's Choice judging ends
12:30 Award presentation begins
1:00 Contest ends
MDE would like to extend this invitation to high school/4H 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 (ARD Rules Guidelines). 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 by October 14, 2022. The Individual Entry Form (s) should be submitted to MDE by November 4, 2022, 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.
"Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest Pictures