Media Release

14th Annual Trashformations Recycled Art Competition

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:15 PM
2010 trashformations winner

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- From a turtle made from plastic bags to a dragon made from soda cans, reused and recyclable materials are finding their way to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, the Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History announce an open call to all Alachua County middle school, high school and college students for entry into the 14th annual Trashformations Art Show and Competition. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m., on November 16, 2012, at the Florida Museum of Natural History (in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville).

The Trashformations exhibit is free and open to the public. Applications must be turned in to the Office of Waste Alternatives no later than November 1, 2012, by 5 p.m. (Click for a printable application/brochure). There will be a special awards ceremony and reception for all participating students, their families and teachers after the judging is complete. 

Trashformations is a judged student art show and competition which helps expand awareness and involvement of young people in our community with recycling. 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 additional award categories judged and given out the night of the competition, including an award for a special themed category of Sea Turtle Conservancy.

For more information visit the Trashformations website, or contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5245.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).