Call for Recycling-Themed Art! (Deadline May 22)

ecomaine is pleased to once again offer its “Recycling is a Work of Art” painting contest to residents who work or live in any of our 65 members communities! All contestants will submit designs by no later than 5 p.m. on May 22, speaking to the theme “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Maine.” Six winners will be chosen to paint their selected design on a 22-foot by 6-foot by 8-foot public drop-off recycling receptacle (as pictured left) by no later than July 31.

Winners, selected by ecomaine Outreach & Recycling Committee member judges, will received a $500 stipend plus up to $500 in reimbursements for painting supplies. Past contestants have included schools, artists, and other community groups who care to come together to make a public statement to inspire more recycling in their surrounding community.

How to enter the contest:

  1. Read the complete contest rules here.
  2. Download the templates for both the short side and long sides of the recycling container (or call 207-523-3141 if you would like larger 11×17 printouts of the templates mailed to your home).
  3. Email your completed design to Katrina Venhuizen, or drop in the mail to the attention of Katrina Venhuizen – ecomaine, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, ME  04102.

If you have questions about this contest, contact Katrina Venhuizen at 523-3141 or Lisa Wolff at 523-3108.