2020 Trash to Art Winners Announced

RethinkWaste is excited to announce the winners of its eighth annual “Trash to Art” Contest, which was open to all 3rd through 5th grade students in the RethinkWaste service area. The contest challenged students to create a piece of art from normally discarded materials collected at home, school, and around the community.

The student artists submitted one-of-a-kind pieces, ranging from intricate models and detailed dioramas to fully functional, interactive displays. Winners were recognized by RethinkWaste Staff and the Board of Directors at a virtual Trash to Art Recognition event on Friday, May 29th, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The winners and their respective cities and schools are listed below:

First Place
Gabriel P. (3rd grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“Alligator Golf Hazard”

Second Place
Megan N. (4th grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“Save the Turtles”

Third Place
Nathan T. (4th grade)
Nesbit Elementary, Belmont
“Recycle Air”

Honorable Mention
Henrique C. (3rd grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“The Respiratory System”

In addition to being acknowledged during the Trash to Art Recognition video call, the winning students will receive special recognition at upcoming City Council meetings in their respective cities.

Finally, as a reward for their creative efforts, contest winners will receive a gift card to a fun destination of their choice.