Alachua County, FL Hosts 13th Annual Trashformations Recycled Art Competition

ARTICLE | Sep 28, 2011

From an egret made of milk jugs to a copper butterfly, reused and recyclable materials are finding their way to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History are hosting the 13th annual "Trashformations," a juried student recycled art show and competition. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m. on November 18, 2011, at the Florida Museum of Natural History (in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville).

All artwork entered in the contest must be comprised of 70% or more recycled/recyclable/reused materials. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries in middle school, high school and college categories. There will also be The Waste Watcher and Museum awards. Applications (to participate) must be submitted by November 3, at 5 p.m. Click here for a printable application/brochure.

The Trashformations exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information click here, or contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5245.

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