The York County Solid Waste Authority, in collaboration with YorkArts, holds an Earth Day Recycled Art contest every Spring. The event is held in honor of national Earth Day which is celebrated April 22nd of every year. All York County high school students are invited to participate in this event. This year’s exhibit opening for selected submissions will be held at the YorkArts’ CityArt Gallery the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018. Light refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries as determined by the judges. $600 in art supply gift certificates, split evenly between artist(s) and school, will be awarded for first place, $400, split, for second place and $200, split, for third place.
York County businesses, Refindings – York’s Architectural Warehouse and The York Rescue Mission have generously offered to donate materials for the students to use in their creations. An event for contest entrants will be held at Refindings, 465 Prospect Street in York, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (snow date is 3/13/18). Lunch will be served. Students may also call The York Rescue Mission at (717) 845-7662 anytime throughout the contest for an appointment to choose donated items for their work.
Entrants may register individually or as a group. Registration space is limited and entries will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.
We encourage students to show their creativity and make a difference in our environment by making art instead of trash!