RethinkWaste Announces 2024 Trash to Art Winners

RethinkWaste is excited to announce the winners of its twelfth annual “Trash to Art” Contest, which was open to all 3rd through 5th grade students in the RethinkWaste service area. The contest prompted students to craft a piece of art from materials they collect around their home or school. Students and classes excelled at thinking of creative, fun ways to reduce and reuse their waste!

We received 45 total submissions from student artists and class groups in seven Member Agencies. The original constructions showcased incredible details and very intentional designs! This year, we selected first place and honorable mention winners for each grade level and first place and honorable mentions for class groups. All winners will be recognized at our Earth Day event at the Shoreway Environmental Center on Saturday, April 27th around noon.

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

First Place – 3rd Grade
Ananya M., Laurel Elementary Upper Campus, Menlo Park for “Monterey Bay Habitat”

Honorable Mention – 3rd Grade
Lucas V., Ocean Grove Charter, San Mateo for “Bloom Boom”

First Place – 4th Grade
Delaney O., Clifford School, Redwood City for “Linda the Cow”

Honorable Mention – 4th Grade
Kailey G., Homeschooled, Redwood City for “Time Does Not Forgive”

First Place – 5th Grade
Mae A., Clifford School, Redwood City for “A Horse of Metal”

Honorable Mention – 5th Grade
Parthi P., Nesbit Elementary, Belmont for “One Little World”

First Place – Class
Ms. Martin’s 3rd grade class, White Oaks Elementary, San Carlos for “Positivitree: There’s a Place for Us All”

Honorable Mention – Class
Ms. Nash and Ms. Ramirez’s 4th grade class, The Carey School, San Mateo for “Dino Pig Water Park”

Honorable Mention – Class
Mr. Londono’s 3rd grade class, McKinley Elementary, Burlingame for “Wreath of Nature”

The winning students and classes will receive special recognition at upcoming City Council meetings in their respective cities in addition to being acknowledged during RethinkWaste’s Earth Day Event.

Winners also choose from a variety of prize options as a reward for their efforts and achievements.