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Beauty from trash in annual contest

 
This piece, titled “Owl Recycle, Whoo’s With Me?” was made by a student at Ridgewood High School.
This piece, titled “Owl Recycle, Whoo’s With Me?” was made by a student at Ridgewood High School.
Published Feb. 3, 2016

The Art of Recycling contest is back for its 20th year, featuring the work of students who have been creating art out of trash since the beginning of the semester.

County public and private schools were invited to submit their best seven student works in 15 categories. Each category carries a $100 cash prize. First, second and third place overall will receive $500, $300 and $200, respectively. Art is judged on themes including best use of aluminum, best use of plastic, most innovative and best environmental concept. Seniors from public schools can compete for a $1,000 college scholarship.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Pasco County School Board, Pasco County Recycling and Education, Keep Pasco Beautiful and the Pasco Arts Council. It will be on display through Feb. 26 at the Pasco County Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey. The 15 winning pieces will be on display from Feb. 29 to April 1 at the Pasco County District School Board in Land O'Lakes. The community is welcome to vote for the People's Choice Award. Winners will be honored at their schools during the week of Feb. 15.

Times staff