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Texas Tech Hosts Recycled Art Contest

Hope Lenamon

February 26, 2018


Artists on campus are invited to be creative and turn trash into treasure.

Texas Tech University Student Housing  is calling for submissions from students, student organizations, staff and faculty members for the annual Recycled Art Contest. 

The contest will be held March 23 in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building and requires entries to be at least 75 percent recyclable materials. Contest entries can take whatever form the artist prefers, including sculpture, jewelry or painting. Each piece should not be bigger than 24 inches by 36 inches.

“The purpose of the Recycled Art Contest is to bring awareness to the  Recyclemania Competition and have fun at the same time,” said Melanie Tatum, unit assistant director in Sustainability and Warehouse Operations. “We are always amazed at how creative our students and staff are when we have this contest.”

The deadline for entry forms is 5 p.m. March 21. Entries must be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. March 23 in the Ballroom and picked up between 2 and 3 p.m. the same day.  The pieces will be on display throughout the day and voted on by visitors to the exhibit.

First, second and third-place winners will receive prizes provided by Barnes & Noble. Winners will be notified by email and an announcement on Facebook.

For more information about sustainability and recycling efforts on campus, visit the University Student Housing Sustainability website.

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