Media Release

Trashformations Recycled Art Competition Winners

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- The fourteenth annual Trashformations student recycled art competition was held the evening of Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  All artwork entered in the contest was comprised of 70% or more recycled/recyclable/reused materials.  The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History are pleased to announce this year’s winners:

Middle School

First: Lauren Gordon “Peacoke”

Second: Leo and Patrick Dickinson “Where should we go...?!”

Third: Sarah Boon “Beauty in the Beast”

Honorable Mention: Jámm Hostetler and Lev Ettinger “Helping Hands”

Waste Watchers Award: Jámm Hostetler and Lev Ettinger “Helping Hands”

Museum Award: Ryan Concannon “Desert Treasures”

Sea Turtle Conservancy Award: Shay Brager “Busy Pond”

High School

First: Hannah Liu “Aldrech”

Second: Sopicha Vongvanij “The Sea Turtle's Protector”

Third: Monica Coker for the highschool students of Sidney Lanier “Recycled Gator”

Honorable Mention: Jackie Siegel “Forbidden Music”

Waste Watchers Award: Zayna Akins, Takeria Brand & Rayna Bradley “Medusa and child”

Museum Award: Olivia Bloom “The Plastic Crane”

Sea Turtle Conservancy Award: Sopicha Vongvanij “The Sea Turtle's Protector”


First: Victoria Heuston “Tide Wash”

Second: Giang Lien Pham “The Strongest Tower”

Third: Sorina Vaziri “Hip Hop is Dead”

Honorable Mention: Ben Vongvanij “The Golden Sea Turtle”

Waste Watchers Award: Karla Mundim "Double Take"

Museum Award: Karla Mundim "Double Take"

Sea Turtle Conservancy Award: Victoria Heuston “Tide Wash”

Pictures from the event are available for viewing on the Waste Watcher’s Facebook Page.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213 or


  • 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).