Contest Registration

Recycled Sculpture Contest

Previous Year's Sculptures

Recycling Rocks! Submit your artistic sculpture in the 20th Annual Recycled Sculpture Contest. The purpose of the contest is to promote environmental awareness among students while encouraging artistic and creative thinking.

The contest is open to all Montgomery County students in grades K-12. Schools must register to submit sculptures to County level. Sculptures must be designed and built by students with a focus on the use of recyclable materials that have been reclaimed or are scraps for reuse - not new materials purchased for the creation of the project.

Sculptures may be created by individuals or teams of two to four students (one entry per student).
Sculptures will be judged on:

  1. Number of Recyclable Categories used (i.e., wood, paper, plastic, metals—Glass is NOT permitted)
  2. Percent of sculpture made from recycled materials
  3. Originality (Sculpture can be realistic or abstract)
  4. Design and artistic impact (WOW factor)
  5. Complexity of sculpture

Schools should organize their contest within the following boundaries:
Division I = Individual or Division II = Team
Category 1 = Grades K-2
Category 2 = Grades 3-5
Category 3 = Grades 6-8
Category 4 = Grades 9-12
(Please note if student is entering under Special Education category.)

Each school’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners for each division will be invited to participate in the County-wide contest. A packet will be mailed to registered schools that includes:

  1. Official Rules
  2. Entry Card (Required for County Contest)

2014 Timeline

April 7th: Registration Deadline.
April 25th: Choose 1st, 2nd & 3rd place school winners, and notify County Coordinator of names through fax/mail/email.
April 30th & May 1st: Deliver school winning sculptures to judging location.
May 3rd: Winners announced at the awards reception.

NOTE: Due to the size of the entry pool, we are unable to accommodate after-deadline requests. All rules regarding sculpture construction will be strictly enforced.

  1. Register your school for the Recycled Sculpture Contest by April 7, 2014. Please include school name, your name, telephone number, email and address with zip code when registering your school.

Sculpture Contest
Montgomery County Solid Waste District (MCSWD)
Attn: Sculpture Coordinator
2550 Sandridge Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45439

Sculpture Contest
Attn: Sculpture Coordinator
(937) 496-3363

At, fill out online form and hit submit button.

  1. Sculptures cannot exceed 3 feet (wide), 3 feet (long), by 4 feet (tall). Entrees exceeding these limits will be disqualified. All materials to be counted in the judging must be visible on the sculpture.
  2. Select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from your school by April 25, 2014.
  3. Notify County Coordinator of the total number of school participants, names of winners (including place finished in school contest) by fax, mail or email with proper forms. Forms will be sent upon registration.
  4. Complete all areas of the entry card for each sculpture entered. Entry cards will be sent to you upon registration of your school winners.
  5. Deliver entries and entry cards to judging location at the designated time.
  6. Attend the awards ceremony on May 3rd from 10-11:30 to find out who won!
  7. Remove entries between 11:30 and noon on the day of the ceremony. MCSWD nor the building site will be responsible for sculptures left past noon on the day of the ceremony.



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