Recycled Outdoor Art Competition

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What's happening?

Recycled art is a fantastic way to raise awareness of recycling and celebrate artistic achievement. That's why the City of Manassas is teaming up with American Disposal Services to  introduce a Recycled Outdoor Art Competition in honor of America Recycles Day 2017. View the application.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for three dimensional art created from recycled or recyclable materials including: Cans (aluminum or steel) and Plastic containers (including water bottles.) Exceptions include: glue, wiring, soldering, writing and coloring materials used in the design.
All artwork must:

  • be able to withstand outdoor elements
  • be easily moved by one person
  • weigh no more than 50 pounds
  • be ready for installation including hanger wires, display bases and/or mounts.

Where will it go?

All short-listed entries will be displayed at Nelson Park for the month of November 2017.

Who can submit their artwork?

Competition is open to all adults and students over 14 years of age in Northern Virginia. Individual and group submissions will be considered.  View the application.

Is there a prize?

Yes! There is a first place award of $1,000 sponsored by American Disposal Services, Inc. to be awarded on America Recycles Day - November 15, 2017.

What's America Recycles Day?

America Recycles Day is a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, and is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Every year, thousands of communities across the United States participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America. The City of Manassas has been actively involved in establishing community events that help change the way we think about recycling and provide a positive and artistic look at the 3Rs - reduce - reuse - recycle.

Get your application in today!