Saturday, January 16, 2021

Rethink Recycling Student Art Virtual Gallery.

The proverb "One man's trash is another man's treasure" is at the heart of recycled art. 

As part of 2020's America Recycles Day on November 15th, Maryland's Department of the Environment [MDE] created "Rethink Recycling" sculpture contest to promote recycling and innovative thinking. The contest was opened up to Maryland High School students this past fall.

Click here to see MDE's Secretary Ben Grumbles' video introduction to the contest. You can then go to the MDE's Online Sculpture Gallery of 70 students' creative artworks created entirely from recycled materials. 

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,

This year's winners were both from Linganore High School in Frederick:

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