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April 8 Submission Deadline Approaches for Atlantic County’s 3rd Annual Recycled Art Contest

Apr 03, 2017

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Partners with Atlantic County Library System & Hamilton Mall in 2017

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority, in partnership with the Atlantic County Library System and the Hamilton Mall welcome entries for the 3rd Annual County-Wide Recycled Art Contest. The contest challenges participants to use material that would be destined for the recycling bin or trash can to create unique pieces of art. The contest goal is to heighten everyone’s awareness and commitment to recycling, reuse, waste and litter reduction. Submissions can be taken to participating library branches between until Saturday, April 8, 2017.

The contest is open to residents of Atlantic County and winners will be chosen in four age categories: 8 and under, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up, as well as one group category.  Entry forms and artwork must be received between March 24 and April 8 at one of the following Atlantic County Library System branches: Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hammonton, Mays Landing, and Ventnor.  Entries will be displayed at the branches until Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.  Selected artwork from each branch will be moved to ACUA for judging and display.  Winners will be announced artwork will be on display at the ACUA’s 27th Annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23.

“Earth Day is a lot of fun, but it also gives us a chance to get people to think about recycling. The Art Contest provides another avenue to reinforce the importance of recycling and other sustainable practices,” ACUA President Dovey explained. “The contest is open to everyone, and we’ve had some great submissions the last two years. It’s a good opportunity for people to use their creativity and resourcefulness in a way that raises awareness about recycling and the waste that we produce.”

All participants, along with their families and friends, are encouraged to attend the ACUA’s Earth Day festival. Contest winners will be acknowledged during an awards ceremony at ACUA’s Earth Day Event at 11 a.m. at the Recycling Center. Select entries will then be displayed at the Hamilton Mall during the month of May.

The contest rules and entry forms are enclosed and can also be found online at Questions or comments can also be emailed to or answered by calling (609) 272-6950.