Louisville Zoo seeking art entries turning ‘trash’ into ‘treasure’

(Source: Louisville Zoo)

The Louisville Zoo is once again offering a fun way to teach students about the importance of recycling and sustainability.

The ninth annual “Trashformation: A Trash-to Treasure Art Contest for Students” will be take place as part of the Louisville Zoo’s Party for the Planet month-long event.

This year, due to COVID-19 precautions, students in preschool and grades K-12 will be asked to take pictures of their creations for a virtual contest. These pictures and an artist’s statement will then be uploaded to the Louisville Zoo’s website.

Students will use only recyclable items to create projects interpreting the phrase “reuse, reduce and recycle.”

(Source: Louisville Zoo)

The Louisville Orchestra will collaborate with the zoo for a category of playable music instruments created from recycled materials. Ideas can be found at the Louisville Orchestra’s website.

A panel of judges will choose one winner from each category. Winners will be announced through Louisville Zoo’s social media accounts on Earth Day.

Registration is open from now until February 22.

For more information on rules, categories, and how to submit, visit the Louisville Zoo’s website.

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