The competition will launch on 27 January 2023 and close Friday 6 April.
Enter the competition to have your artwork displayed at the Discovery Centre at Hanging Rock Reserve.
Create an artwork using any materials you like, but the art piece must include some plastic. It can be upcycled, recycled or plastic collected as litter from your school, house and surroundings to creatively raise awareness and show the impacts that single-use plastics have on the environment.
Some examples of single-use plastics:
- snack wrappers
- coffee cups
- cotton buds
- Bread bag tags and more.
Artwork can be, but not limited to:
- wall art
Maximum sizing for the artwork: 60cm wide x 60cm tall x 4cm deep.
Provide a brief description of the artwork and how it relates to the impact of single-use plastic. One entry per student.
Entries must be received by Council by close of business on Friday 6 April 2023 via post, or delivered to a Customer Service Centre. Post entries to: PO Box 151, Kyneton VIC 3444.
Each submission must be clearly labelled on the back with the students name and school/early learning centre.
Three different categories to enter
Save our waterways – Early learning category
Plastic can be found in rivers, lakes and creeks where they eventually end up in the ocean, where is does not belong. Sea life and wildlife often mistake plastic for food which isn’t good for them or for the planet. Create a piece of artwork to help spread the word and save our waterways from plastic.
Pesky Plastics! - Primary School Category
When you throw away plastic, where does it go? The trouble with plastics is they never go away! Lots of single-use plastics are lightweight, so they blow away easily and turn into litter. Let’s work together to create some art to help reduce the amount of plastic we use to keep places like Hanging Rock Reserve and our planet free from single-use plastic litter.
Plastic fantastic! - Secondary school category
It’s fantastic in so many ways – strong, convenient, lightweight, durable and cheap to produce. It’s not fantastic for the same reasons when it reaches the environment, plus it lasts forever. Globally the use of plastic has increased, so has plastic litter and pollution. Each and every one of us has a part to play – we can reduce our plastic use and consumption, reuse and recycle responsibly to have a positive impact. It’s time to get creative and share the message on the impacts that single-use plastics have on the environment.