Art competition raises awareness about waste

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SCHOOL students will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at an art exhibition at the Moonah Arts Centre as part of the Waste-Ed Art 2020 competition.

Glenorchy City Council is running the competition, with students creating artwork about waste.

The winning student/school entries will be displayed for the next 12 months on the Council’s litter truck which services the municipality.

Moonah Arts Centre will also display the children’s entries as part of an art exhibition to raise awareness and provoke conversations about community waste practices.

The competition theme of ‘Sort it out’ is about the Council’s three-bin waste collection service, which includes the recent introduction of Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO).

The competition will be judged by Mayor of Glenorchy Kristie Johnston.

Mayor Johnston was involved in last year’s competition and was excited to join the judging panel for a second year.

“Last year’s Waste-Ed Art competition winners were a joint effort between Bowen Road Primary School and Rosetta Primary School,” Mayor Johnston said.

“It was so great to see their designs displayed on the trucks over the last year and they were a great tool for encouraging waste conversations.

“I am really looking forward to seeing the entries for this year’s theme of sort it out.

“Most of the time children are the most creative at identifying ways we can sort our waste and I am sure my role as judge this year will be a tough one.”

It is important to sort waste before it goes in the bin, as this helps avoid sending unnecessary waste to landfill.

Waste can also be given a second life as brand new products by diverting reusable products through recycling.

All artworks entered in the Waste-Ed Art 2020 competition will be displayed by Moonah Arts Centre in an online exhibition from late June 2020.

Entries close Monday 22 June 2020.

To enter the competition, visit

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