In the past, this annual competition has been held in person--of course, it's no surprise that this year, due to Covid, the contest had to be held in a more innovative way online. Students created their sculptures from repurposed and recycled items, photographed their finished products, and then submitted them to the virtual gallery where online voting chose the winners, who were publicly announced November 24, 2020,
- Peyton Johnson, "Salvarnos" (Spanish for "save us")
- Materials: Discarded cans, PVC pipe, & previously used chicken wire
- Inspiration: “There are many species of macaws that are critically endangered. I love these birds and never want them to go extinct.”
- Tatum Hart, “Where Some Sea Waste…,”
- Materials: Old set of camping utensils from her family's recycle bin.
- Inspiration: "As I have gotten older, I have become more aware of polluted waters and dying animals. I hope to inspire others to recycle and be mindful of their environmental impact."
“Maryland’s youthful artists inspire us all to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink waste so we can keep protecting the environment and fighting climate change.”