2020 RethinkWaste Trash to Art Contest Open

The 8th annual RethinkWaste Trash to Art contest is now open!

The Trash to Art Contest is open to 3rd through 5th grade students and classes in the RethinkWaste service area* and encourages students to give trash and recyclables a new meaning through creative reuse!

There are two categories for this contest, one for individual submissions and one for classes. 90% of the art piece must be made from recyclable or trash material collected at home, school, and everyday life (no hazardous materials accepted). All mediums of art are encouraged, including sculptures, collages, and murals, among others. Art pieces should not exceed 3ft x 3ft. 

Submissions are due Friday, March 27 at Noon to the Shoreway Environmental Center at 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos along with a contest submission form, either for the Individual Category or Class Category.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place winners in the individual category and 1st through 2nd place in the class category. All winners will be recognized at a RethinkWaste celebration on April 21 at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Library Conference Room. The art pieces will also be on display at Shoreway’s Environmental Education Center.

View examples of previous years’ Trash-To-Art Contest winning submissions here.

*RethinkWaste service area: Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, parts of unincorporated San Mateo County, and the West Bay Sanitary District