RethinkWaste Announces 2022 Trash to Art Winners!

RethinkWaste is excited to announce the winners of its tenth 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 build a piece of art from normally discarded materials collected at home, school, and around the community. We encouraged all students and classes to think of creative, new ways to reduce and reuse our waste!

The student artists and class groups submitted original creations, with colorful constructions and detailed models that look like they belong in a museum! It was very difficult to narrow down the winners, so we added two Honorable Mention winners for the Individual Contest category. All winners will be recognized by RethinkWaste Staff and the Board of Directors at a virtual Trash to Art Recognition celebration on Wednesday, May 4th, 4-4:30pm.

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

First Place – Individual
Stella L. (4th grade), Belmont Oaks Academy, Belmont for “Pop and Click!”

Second Place – Individual
Justin T. (4th grade), Arroyo Elementary, San Carlos for “Pinball Trash Sort”

Third Place – Individual
Aya T. (4th grade), The Carey School, San Mateo for “Asian Deliciousness”

Honorable Mention – Individual
Dayle M. (4th grade), Washington Elementary, Burlingame for “Recycling Tree”

Honorable Mention – Individual
Sahil G. (3rd grade), Foster City Elementary, Foster City for “Basketball Court”

First Place – Class
Ms. Whiteley’s 4th grade class, Laurel School, Menlo Park for “Honey World”

Second Place – Class
Ms. Bevilacqua’s 3rd/4th grade class, Washington Elementary, Burlingame for “Washington Mobile”

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

Finally, as a reward for their creative efforts, winners will receive fun prizes for themselves or their class groups.