Recycling is a Work of Art Contest Accepting Designs for 2022

Seeking designs for recycling container painting contest 

Are you or someone you know an artist that loves recycling? If so, this call out is for you! As many as six winning design entries will be selected to turn “silver bullet” recycling containers into something more colorful with a strong recycling message. We are inviting the public to enter a design for a metal canvas measuring 22’ 6” by 6’ 10 inches. Any individual, community group, or school is encouraged to submit their designs centered around reduction, reuse, recycling, and sustainability.

ecomaine is accepting until 5 p.m. Aug. 23 designs for its Recycling is a Work of Art painting contest.

Winning designs will be selected by ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee in September, to be painted in the fall. Painters will receive a $500 stipend as well as reimbursement for up to $500 in supplies. These containers will then be shipped around Maine and New Hampshire to collect community single-sort recycling.

To be eligible, artists must live or work in one of ecomaine’s member communities. If you wish to enter the contest, designs must be submitted on templates provided by ecomaine. All templates, rules, guidelines, and timelines – as well as examples of past winners – are available here.