Pasco County Recycling is proud to announce the wildly popular Art of Recycling contest is back for its 21st year. Pasco County high school students have been diligently creating art from trash since the beginning of the semester and now the public is invited to see these impressive pieces in person.
The recycled artwork is on display in the lobby of the West Pasco Government Center at 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey through February 24, 2017.
Pasco County public and private high schools submitted the best seven creations from each school to be judged in 15 categories, including Best Use of Aluminum, Best Use of Plastic, Most Innovative and Best Environmental Concept. Each category carries a $100 cash prize. First, second and third place artists overall will receive $500, $300 and $200 respectively.
Public school participating seniors are also eligible to compete for one of two $750.00 college scholarships.
Awards will be presented to the winning artists at their schools over the next couple of weeks.
This event is a co-operative project of Pasco County Schools, Pasco County Recycling and Education, Keep Pasco Beautiful and the Pasco Arts Council.
The Pasco Art of Recycling contest and exhibit helps raise awareness of the Arts and encourages the practice of recycling.