Media Release

17th Annual Trashformations Recycled Art Competition

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The average American throws away over four pounds of garbage each day. Alachua County’s young creative minds are encouraged to transform some of these items into recycled works of art for the annual recycled art competition, called “Trashformations.”

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 17th annual Trashformations Art Show and Competition. The competition begins at 6 p.m. on November 20, 2015, at the Florida Museum of Natural History (in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville).

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 level categories. There will also be additional award categories judged and given out the night of the competition.

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 13, by 5 p.m. The application and contest rules can be found on the Trashformations website. There will be a special awards ceremony and reception for all participating students, their families and teachers after the judging is complete.

For more information, 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).