To promote recycling and celebrate “Earth Day” (April 22), the York County Solid Waste Authority sponsored its fourth annual Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students. Participating schools included Central York High School, Kennard-Dale High School, Northern York County High School, Red Land High School, Red Lion Area High School, South Western High School, Susquehannock High School and York Suburban High School. Thirty-five students participated.
Contest judging and a public reception were held at the Creative York West Gallery at 118 West Philadelphia Street in York on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Each student winner received an art supply gift certificate and his/her school’s art department was also granted an art supply gift certificate in the same amount.
First place was awarded to “A Sea of Plastic” created by Annabelle Hall and Stevie King of Susquehannock High School. In second place was “Humans are the Waste Makers” created by Jacqueline Eberle of Red Land High School. Third place went to “Tiamat Goddess of Dragons” created by Emma Crumling and Lea Wilhelm of Central York High School.
Prizes were awarded based on artistic technique, artistic expression and creative use of recycled materials. Judges were Past President of York Art Association, Janie McKnight; Director of Marketing and Exhibitions at Creative York, Susan Scofield and Executive Director of Keep York Beautiful, Tom Smith.
Congratulations to all of our Earth Day Recycled Art Contest participants. Thank you for sharing your talents with our community!
Below are some photos of the 2018 Earth Day Recycled Art Contest.