About the Contest

To celebrate Earth Day, Roosevelt Park Zoo will be hosting a Recycled Art Contest in hopes to raise awareness about environmental issues facing animals and people around the world. This contest is an opportunity for students, classrooms, families, facilities, and individuals to explore recycling and upcycling methods in a creative way, Rules, guidelines and instructions are provided below.

Important Dates
  • April 20th  can begin dropping off recycled art projects at the Visitor Center of Roosevelt Park Zoo between 8am-4:30pm. All entries must be submitted by 4pm on April 23rd
  • April 24th submitted Recycled Art projects will be judged and awards prizes. Winners will be contacted by phone
  • April 25th People’s Choice judging will take place between 10am-3pm during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet event inside the auditorium. Zoo admission does NOT need to be purchased to vote or view art projects. 
  • April 25th Party for the Planet will be held on Zoo Grounds. Winter admission rates will apply or use your zoo membership
  • April 27th People’s Coice Award winner will be contacted
  • April 28th all submitted entries must be picked up by 4pm
Awards

Classroom/School Division: 

  • First Place Prize – Pizza party for the entire class & Zoo to You outreach animal visit
  • Second Place Prize – Cookie Party for entire class & Zoo to You outreach animal visit
  • Third Place Prize – Treat bag for the entire class & Zoo to You outreach animal visit

Family Division:

  • First Pace Prize – RPZoo Family membership ($74 value) & behind the scenes tour of Zoo animal kitchen (6 people included)
  • Second Place Prize – Gift basket of Earth Day inspired reusable items & $15 Gift Shop Zoo Bucks
  • Third Place Prize – $15 Gift Shop Zoo Bucks & choice between plush toy animal or zoo t-shirt

Adult Division:

  • First Pace Prize – RPZoo Family membership ($74 value) & behind the scenes tour of Zoo animal kitchen (6 people included)
  • Second Place Prize – Gift basket of Earth Day inspired reusable items & $15 Gift Shop Zoo Bucks
  • Third Place Prize – $15 Gift Shop Zoo Bucks & choice between plush toy animal or zoo t-shirt
GENERAL INFO

 Turn recyclable items and/or trash goods (items that would haveotherwise been thrown away) into an animal inspired work of art. Submissions should be made of 100% recycled or trash goods. Glue, paint, screws, and other fastening devices are not included in the 100%t that do not have to be recycled or trash goods. 

Judging: 

Each entry will be judged by Zoo staff on the following criteria, with a max of 10 points in each catergory: visual impact, interpretation and creativity, composition/design, craftsmanship, artist’s statement, bonus/amaze. 

Please provide the following when submitting entries: 

  1. Submission form 
  2. List of recycable and trash materials used to create art project
  3. Artist statement about art project
  4. Recycled art projects

Download Earth Day Recycling Contest Submission Form & Rules
Download Earth Day Recycling Contest Flyer
Download Party for the Planet Flyer 

Contact Nicole Barnhart with questions:
nicole@minotparks.com
(701) 857-4166

 

RecycleD Art Contest

The contest consists of the design and build of an animal inspired work of art made 100% from recycled or trash (items that would have already been disposed) goods. 

A design statement must be included with the submitted art work explaining what the artist’s is conveying. This should NOT exceed 150 words.

100% of all parts must be from previous use (recycled or trash goods). Glue, paint, screws, and other fastening devices are not included in the 100% that do not have to be recycled or trash goods.

All work must be original (not a copy of someone else’s work or completed by someone else not listed on the submission form)  

Judging criteria for each project will be based on the followed, with a maximum of 10 points in each catergory: visual impack, interpretation, creativity of use of items, composition/design, craftsmanship, artist’s statement, bonus/amaze. 

Judging will be completed by 5 zoo staff members. All decisions of the judges will be final.

The art CANNOT exceed the size of 4 feet in any dimesion.

The contest will be divided into 3 divisions: class/school, family, adult. Entries should be submitted based on age or appriate division.

Art entries can be completed individually or as a group.  

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Minot, ND 58701

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