STATE – ecomaine will select up to six winning entries to transform “quick fix” recycling containers into something more colorful with a strong recycling message. The public was invited to participate in the design of a wire mesh measuring 22′ 6” by 6′ 10 inches. ecomaine encourages individuals, community groups and schools to submit their designs that focus on reduce, reuse, recycle and sustainability.
ecomaine is accepting submissions until 5:00 p.m. on August 23 for its “Recycling is a Work of Art” painting contest.
The winning drawings will be selected by ecomaine’s awareness and recycling committee in September, to be painted in the fall. Painters will receive a $500 stipend along with reimbursement of up to $500 in supplies. These containers will then be shipped to Maine and New Hampshire to collect single-sort community recycling.
“We couldn’t be more excited to provide this canvas to local artists again this year,” said Michelle Radley, ecomaine’s Acting Communications Manager. “Our goal with this initiative is to promote recycling and show how it encourages fun, educational and community building.”
To be eligible, artists must reside or work in one of ecomaine’s member communities. If you wish to participate in the competition, the creations must be submitted on models provided by ecomaine. All templates, rules, guidelines, and deadlines – along with examples of past winners – are available on the ecomaine website.