Submit Recycled Art

Recycled Art Contest

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Submit your recycled art for the 25th Annual Recycled Art Contest. This contest promotes environmental awareness among students while encouraging artistic and creative thinking.

The contest is open to all Montgomery County students in grades K-12. Recycled artwork must be designed and built by students, with a focus on the use of recyclable materials that have been reclaimed or reused. Participants must register to participate in the Recycled Art Contest.

Recycled Art may be created by:

  • Individuals
  • Teams of two to four students
School Category & Divisions:

Each school's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each division will be invited to participate in the County-wide contest.

Individual Team Division
Grades K-2 Grades K-2
Grades 3-5 Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8 Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12
Special Need Jr. (K-6 grades) Special Need Jr. (K-6 grades)
Special Need Sr. (7-12 grades) Special Need Sr. (7-12 grades)


Recycled Art will be judged on:

  • Number of recyclable materials used (i.e., wood, paper, plastic, metals).
  • Glass NOT permitted.
  • Percent of artwork made from recycled materials
  • Originality (Recycled Artwork can be realistic or abstract)
  • Design and artistic impact (WOW factor)
  • Complexity of recycled artwork

Recycled Art Guidelines:

  • Recycled Art cannot exceed 3 feet (wide), by 3 feet (long), by 4 feet (tall).
  • One entry per student or team.
  • Entries exceeding these limits will be disqualified. All materials to be counted in the judging must be visible on the recycle art.

2022 Timeline

Registration Deadline
Friday, April 8th:
Schools must register to participate in the Recycled Art Contest.

When registering your school, please include:
School name
Your name
School Address with zip code
Telephone number, and e-mail address

Mail To:
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Attn: Recycled Art Contest Coordinator-Lorelei Hagans-Floyd
2550 Sandridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45439
937-781-3065     Fax: (937) 496-3363

April 18-22:

  • Choose 1st, 2nd & 3rd place school winners.
  • Complete School Winners Form and fax winner's names to (937) 496-3363 or email to
  • Include the total number of school participants.
  • Sign-up your school recycled art winners for a drop-off date and time.

Recycled Art Drop-Off Dates:
Wednesday, April 27th Noon-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


  1. School-level winning recycled art
  2. School participant list or report number of school participant
  3. Complete Recycled Art Entry Card(s)
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery | 2600 Deweese Parkway | Dayton, OH 45414

Print the Recycled Art Entry Card to place their students artwork.
Download the School Entry Form 1
Download the School Entry Form 2

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Attend the awards ceremony on April 30th. Doors open at 9:30a.m. ceremony starts at 10:00a.m.
Please remove recycled art after award ceremony. MCES will not be responsible for recycled art left at the conclusion of ceremony.



School Name:
Your First Name :
Your Last Name :
School Address:
Zip Code:
Dropoff Date/Time: