November 22, 2019 at 6:00p.m.
Florida Museum of Natural History
Welcome to the 21st annual student recycled art competition sponsored by Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History!
All middle school, high school and college students in Alachua County are invited to participate.
- Students must be currently be enrolled in school in Alachua County (this does include home school and private schools).
- Students must also be Alachua County residents.
We reserve the right to refuse to display the artwork if the below criteria are not met or if the artwork is deemed too dangerous to display.
Artwork must be comprised of 70% or more of reused, repurposed, salvaged, upcycled, used, recycled or discarded materials.
Artwork must fit through a standard doorway.
Artwork must be easily movable, weighing less than 50 pounds.
Artwork must be one solid piece. Please securely attach all pieces to the artwork.
Artwork cannot require reassembly upon moving. If necessary, you may have your artwork on a mobile pallet or stand, which you provide.
Please provide a stabilization device if your project needs one.
Artwork cannot hang from ceiling or walls. If your artwork needs to hang you must provide your own device or structure to hang it from and/or with (i.e. Easel).
No use of weapons or simulated weapons.
No sharp protruding objects or edges (examples: glass, barbed wire or nails).
Cannot contain or produce any liquids.
Artwork cannot contain live materials.
No organic materials (examples: dirt, leaves or food).
You must provide all of your own supplies and tools that you will need for your project and its display purposes.
Artist must provide any power, batteries or extension cords. Advance notice is required for items needing power. Please include this information on your application.
Your artwork should not require staff assistance to be assembled (especially to be moved around) or to be brought into the facility.
Artwork cannot have any identification of creator or school on the piece or in the title of the artwork. Please do not tape or write your name on your artwork.
Only one entry is allowed per person or group. Please do not submit more than one entry.
The judging will be based on creative expression and the innovative use of reused/recycled materials.
The judging is conducted by teachers, art professors, museum curators, art appraisers and/or gallery owners and will take place at 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2018.
- The awards will be presented in three categories: 1)middle school 2)high school
- There are three winners per category. The award amounts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd are
$400, $300, $200 respectively.
- Two additional awards will be given in each category: The Waste Watcher award and
the Museum award. Awards may take 4-6 weeks to receive and require a SSN.
November 15, 2019, by 5:00 PM
The application deadline is November 15, 2019 by 5pm. Please call 352-548-1297 for assistance with filling out the applications.
November 21, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 PM
Drop off finished artwork at FLMNH (Please do not bring artwork before 1:00pm on November 21, 2019. No late submissions please. Artwork must be complete at drop off.)
November 22, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Awards/Reception at FLMNH (Take home non-winning artwork from FLMNH)
November 25, 2019
Pick up all non-winning artwork* from FLMNH. We encourage students/teachers to take the non-winnning artwork home with them directly after the competition if possible.
December 2, 2019
Pick up all winning artwork** from FLMNH
* All non-winning artwork is to be picked up from the museum by Monday,TBD by 5 PM. Art not picked up by this time will be recycled or considered donated. Those wishing to donate their pieces to the County for display, please mark that on the application.
**All winning artwork must be picked up no later than 5:00pm on TBD.
The competition will be held at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Participating students, their families and teachers are invited to attend the awards reception at the Florida Museum of Natural History (in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville) on November 30, 2018.