Hawkesbury Council's Waste2Art primary school competition goes online for 2020

Primary school students in the Hawkesbury are invited to create a unique and individual artwork that is made of used or recycled items for Council's Waste 2 Art competition, which will be held online for the first time in 2020.

Artworks will be exhibited online at www.facebook.com/hawkesburyevents as part of Hawkesbury Fest Online during Local Government Week, taking place from August 3 to 9.

Upcycling projects: Some of the creative entries from Hawkesbury Council's 2018 Waste2Art competition, which saw pupils create artworks from waste. Picture: Supplied

Upcycling projects: Some of the creative entries from Hawkesbury Council's 2018 Waste2Art competition, which saw pupils create artworks from waste. Picture: Supplied

The artwork may be either 2D or 3D, and must follow the competition guidelines in terms of size: 3D Artwork must be within 20cm or 2D artwork must be no larger than 20cm x 20cm.

Entrants must fill out a registration form at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/media/forms/waste-2-art-competition by Friday, July 24. Registration is open to all primary school students who live in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area.

The entry may be made by the student at school or at home. Entries must be made entirely of used/recycled materials.

All entrants will receive a certificate to recognise their efforts in creating their artwork and for their participation. Students will be judged as per Stages 1, 2 and 3 (i.e. Stage 1 is Years K to 2, Stage 2 is Years 3 to 4, or Stage 3 is Years 5 to 6) and three prizes will be awarded per Stage. There can be only one entry per student.

Waste to Art Competition winners will be announced online on Friday, August 7, by the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert at Hawkesbury Events Facebook www.facebook.com/hawkesburyevents.

Entrants must send a photo of their completed artwork to events@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or via Hawkesbury Events Facebook messenger at www.facebook.com/hawkesburyevents by Friday, July 31.

The Waste2Art competition is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy.

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