METAMORPHOSIS:

Trash to Treasure 

Citywide Recycled-Art Contest & Exhibit

- Who can participate?

This event is for K-12 & professional artists

- When?

Contest winners will be announced

April 18th, 2-3pm MST

- Where?

Toon in for our LIVE awards ceremony. Giveaways/drawings for gift cards, food baskets, custom-made face masks, and toilet paper will be announced in between the division awards! You must join us live for the giveaways!

 

On Zoom.us - the invitation link will be sent out to everyone that entered the contest, posted on our on our website, and distributed via newsletter.

 

aboutSUBMISSIONS

The submission window is now closed FOR TRASH TO TREASURE iv, 2020. 

Judging is now underway. Chosen entries will be announced on our website and via email no later than March 28th.

Thank you for all your wonderful work- we can't wait to see it!

Green Hope Project &
It's Your World art contest

"METAMORPHOSIS: Trash to Treasure IV"

The It’s Your World Project & Green Hope Project invite elementary, middle school, high school, and adults to submit entries for our upcoming Trash to Treasure recycled art contest. The contest is being held in conjunction with Earth Day events to promote recycling.

This project began with the El Dorado High School art students adopting a section of the highway to clean up and then turning what they found into artwork. Workshops have been given (and will continue to be given) to educate the community about how they can reuse these materials. These workshops, and other events, will continue on with the newly established non-profit, Green Hope Project. It was born out of the desire for former high school students, community members, and local business owners to continue with, and improve upon, what It's Your World Project began.

The exhibit will be held at the Cortez Building Ballroom. Artwork must have some component of recycled materials used in it. The judges will take into account the use of materials when choosing works for the exhibition.The theme/subject matter is open, so long as an obvious portion of it is from recycled objects. By means of the arts, our objective is to raise awareness about environmental concerns. This is one of the ways that we support educational achievement, environmental stewardship, and the arts in our community. 

For inspiration, please see our tab devoted to art pieces from recycled materials. Also, take a peek at the photos of items that we have in our storage unit that you can have access to. Everything is free and was found during our desert cleanups!

 

Rules:

  • This competition is open to ALL ages- students and adults in the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez regions.

  • You may enter individual or group projects in this show.

  • All artwork must be the sole creation of the individual submitting the work, unless it is a group project.

  • All artwork must have at least a good portion of it that is created out of recycled materials.

  • Artwork must not depict overly graphic images of violence, sexual content, or politics.

  • This exhibit is open to all media, 2-D and 3-D.

  • All artwork submitted must be hang-ready. If you are submitting 3-d artwork it must be stable and able to stand on its own.

General Competition Classification and Entry Limitations:

  • Division I

    • Elementary Students

  • Division II

    • Middle School Students

  • Division III

    • High School Students

  • Division IV

    • Adults


 

Awards:

In each division, there will be a first, second, and third place. Below is the breakdown of the cash value  award amounts. Second and third place awards will be gift baskets with various items in it, which will include art supplies. First place winners will receive a gift card for the amount listed in their category.

  • Adults

1st -   $300

2nd - $150

3rd -  $100

 

  • High School

1st -  $150

2nd - $100

3rd -  $75

  • Middle School

1st - $75

2nd - $50

3rd -$35

  • Elementary School

1st - $50

2nd - $35

3rd - $25


 

Art Contest Schedule and Location:

Entry Deadline:

We will be taking photo submissions for this competition. All entries should be submitted online no later than March 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

If submitting for a 3-d artwork you will need to:

  • Include photos from multiple angles

  • Make sure the lighting is good

  • Make sure your photos are not blurry

  • Include your full name, the dimensions (width, height, and depth), the materials used to create the work (particularly identify what recycled items you have used), what division you're in and grade level-if in school, contact number, brief explanation of the meaning of your work (if any), and the title of your piece.

If submitting for a 2-d artwork:

  • Include a full photo of your artwork in addition to a detail shot

  • Make sure the lighting is good

  • Make sure your photos are not blurry

  • Include your full name, the dimensions (width, height, and depth), the materials used to create the work (particularly identify what recycled items you have used), what division you're in and grade level-if in school, contact number, brief explanation of the meaning of your work (if any), and the title of your piece.

**Any photos that do not match what the artwork looks like in-person are subject to disqualification.

                                   Click on this photo for more tips on getting better photos

 

 

 

 

Judging:

A committee will judge all submissions based on style, craftsmanship, and whether the artist stuck to the specified use of materials. Applicants will be notified whether they were chosen for the exhibit no later than Tuesday, April 2nd, 2020 IF chosen, you will be notified via email about the drop off location for your artwork.


 

Reception(s):

If you are chosen to be in the show, the exhibition will be hosted at the Cortez Building Ballroom in conjunction with the Environmental Summit. The reception will be on Saturday, April 18th. The Summit will run from 9am-2pm. Stay tuned for the exact exhibition times. 

 

**Award winners will be announced on the day of the reception at the Cortez Building Ballroom, 310 N. Mesa St.

 

Exhibit Date:

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

 

Retrieval of Entries:

Will be announced in the email sent to those that are admitted into the showcase.


 

Responsibility:

While all reasonable care in handling will be given to all the artwork, It’s Your World Project, Green Hope Project, Environmental Services Department, the Cortez Building, volunteers assisting with the setups and other authorities cannot be held liable for damage or loss of entries. Participants in the exhibit will be required to sign a liability waiver form.

 

Publication:

Artwork may be published on the It’s Your World website, Green Hope Project website, on Facebook, and on other social media outlets for advertising purposes.

Donation/Selling of Artwork:

If you choose to sale your artwork through the exhibit, you will have to agree to donate at least 50% of your profit to a non-profit of your choice. 

Contact Us:

 

For questions or additional information:

 

Candie Printz

E-mail: info@greenhopeproject.org

Phone: (915) 731-6271

 

Learn more about the It’s Your World Project & Green Hope Project

by visiting our social media.

SUBMISSION FORM - NOT AVAILABLE 

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