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Atlantic County's 4th Annual Recycled Art Contest

Mar 02, 2018

Atlantic County residents are encouraged to get creative with materials they would normally toss into the trash or recycling bin for the 4th annual county wide Recycled Art Contest. The contest is open to Atlantic County residents of all ages and challenges participants to create unique pieces of art using materials that would normally be discarded.

Entries will be accepted at Atlantic County Library branches between Friday, March 23 and Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The contest's goal is to heighten everyone’s awareness about the waste we generate and to get people thinking about recycling, reuse, waste and litter reduction,” ACUA President Rick Dovey explained. 

The contest is open to all residents of Atlantic County, and winners will be chosen in four age categories: 8 and under, 9 to 12, 13 to 18 and 19 and up, as well as one group category.

Entry forms and artwork must be received between March 23 and April 7 at the Atlantic County Library System branches (Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hammonton, Mays Landing, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor). 

Entries will be displayed at the branches through April 16.  At that time selected artwork from each branch will be moved to ACUA where it will judged and exhibited.  The artwork will be on display and winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the ACUA’s 28th Annual Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 22 at 11 a.m.

Working with the library staff and management has been essential for the success of the contest. Thanks to our partners, we can provide several venues for this great art to be seen; first at local libraries, then at ACUA’s Earth Day on April 22, and finally at the Hamilton Mall during the month of May,” Dovey noted. “Each location gives additional visibility to showcase the skill and creativity of the participants and to raise awareness about recycling and the waste that we produce.”  

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