Recycled Art Challenge Invites K-12 Student, Teacher/Parent Entries

Published 02.21.2018


Can you transform a discarded item into a work of art?

Artists who reuse materials reduce the world’s waste while inspiring creativity and innovation. A new art challenge invites K-12 students, teachers and parents to submit examples of their work that turns trash into treasure.

Deadline is March 16 for the Build and Grow Green Recycled Art Challenge, sponsored by the “Working Class” public television documentary series produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media.

Artists must incorporate a throwaway item and use ordinary art materials to create their masterpieces. Photographs of completed artwork may be submitted electronically to the series’ producers.

Teachers and parents are encouraged to work side-by-side with K-12 students to produce their own unique, individual works of art based on topics featured in the first three episodes of the Telly Award-winning “Working Class” series.

Entries will be accepted via email, with a digital photo (JPEG file) of the original artwork attached. A separate email is required for each entry and must include the following information: challenge title (Build & Grow Green); artist’s name; teacher/parent name and email address; grade, school (or homeschool); city and state; and entry category (Teacher/Parent, Student in Grades K-Six, or Student in Grades Seven-12).

Email entries and questions to Elaine Lambert, executive producer of “Working Class."

A chosen artist in each category (Teacher/Parent, Student in Grades K-Six, and Student in Grades Seven-12) will receive a basket of books and supplies related to the art challenge. Each entrant will receive a certificate of entry via email.

The “Working Class” website, as well as the series' Facebook and Twitter sites, will feature selected entries.