After months of hard work and creative inspiration by school kids around Orange County, the winners of the 2011 TrashARTist Challenge were announced this month. Their artwork needed to be made entirely from recycled materials. Judges considered the degree in which recycled materials were used and the strength of the artwork's sustainability message. Any kind of recycled material was welcomed. Entries also included a video, PowerPoint or photos that conveyed the artwork's sustainability story.
Artwork ranged from dresses and fashion accessories made from recycled cans and plastic bags to a nine foot horse made from a recycled windmill, metal, patio lights and buckets.
Agromin sponsored student entries from Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Westminster, Cypress and Garden Grove. Individual students, student groups and classes participated in the contest. Here is a list of winners. Congratulations to all!
Art Award Winners:
Grades 3-5: St. Callistus Catholic School (sponsored by Agromin)
Grades 6-8: Orange County High School of the Arts
Grades 9-12: Dana Hills High School
Grades 3-5: Red Hill Elementary School
Grades 6-8: Walker Junior High
Grades 9-12: Godinez High School
People’s Choice Winners:
Grades 3-5: International Christian Montessori Academy of Costa Mesa
Grades 6-8: Cox ESP (sponsored by Agromin)
Grades 9-12: Rancho Alamitos High School (sponsored by Agromin)
Labels: art from recycled materials, Cox ESP, Future Farmers Orange County, green art, Rancho Alamitos High, School artists, St. Callistus Catholic School, TranshArtist Competition