Visions of the Wild Film and Arts Festival presents

A Global Recycled Plastic Art Challenge

THE CHALLENGE:
Rescue plastic trash of any shape or size destined for a landfill and make art!

Open to youth and adults around the world who live close to 38° North Latitude

Here are some places on the 38th north parallel of latitude:
Vallejo, California | St. Louis, Missouri | Louisville, Kentucky | Annapolis, Maryland | Athens, Greece | The Azores: Palermo, Sicily | Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Niigata, Japan | Seoul, South Korea

  1. Collect discarded plastic. Wash it. Take a “before” picture.
  2. Create art with it. You may cut up the plastic, glue it together, paint it, melt it or other processes to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces. Take an “after” picture. (See examples on the Plastic Arts Websites tab)
  3. Write a short Artistic Process Statement which includes:
  • How and where you collected your recycled plastic
  • What was your “aha” or surprising moment you had in creating your art piece
  • Your thoughts on plastics in the environment
  • Your wish for the future in creating a world free of plastic pollution

You can enter once a month between 1 October 2020– 31 March 2021 Submit your entry by the last day of the month. An entry consists of the photos and Artistic Process statement submitted on the form below.

  • One winner from each age group (5-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19+) will be selected monthly between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021
  • Photos of monthly winning art pieces will be featured on the Visions of the Wild website
  • Age group Finalists will be selected in APRIL from among the monthly winners
  • Prizes will be awarded
Monthly Prize – One prize will be awarded for each age group for October 2020 through March 2021:
$50 – Ages 5-9
$50 – Ages 10-12
$75 – Ages 13-15
$75 – Ages 16-18
$100 – Ages 19+
 
Winners will be announced and photos published each month on the website.
 
Grand Prize – All monthly winners from October through March will be entered into the Grand Prize which will be awarded for each age group:
$200 – Ages 5-9
$250 – Ages 10-12
$500 – Ages 13-15
$500 – Ages 16-18
$500 – Ages 19+
 
  • The Art Challenge honors the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
  • Show the world a fresh student viewpoint of how we can become more locally aware citizen-custodians of the environment!
  • To compare what you see to other students along the 38th parallel in different parts of the U.S.A. and the world!
Recycled Plastic Art Challenge

Recycled Plastic Art Challenge

Full Name
Age
School
Email
Phone Number
Photos Upload – Both Before and After Photos Required
Maximum upload size: 10MB

Grand Prize Winners

Age Group: 5 – 9 Years

Skye, Age 9
School: Blue Oak School
Napa, CA  USA
Entry Month: February

Age Group: 10 – 12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
School: Elmer Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA USA

Entry Month: March

Age Group: 13 – 15 Years

Adyan, Age 13
School: Hogan Middle School
Vallejo, CA  USA
Entry Month: February

Age Group: 16 – 18 Years

Kristen, Age 16
School: American Canyon High School
American Canyon, CA USA

Entry Month: March

Age Group: 19+ Years

Leesa Whitten Greenlee
Entry Month: December

 

March Winners

Age Group: 5-9 Years

Ayden, Age 9
School: Annie Pennycook Elem School
Vallejo, CA USA

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
School: Elmer Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA USA

Age Group: 13-15 Years

Adyan, Age 13
School: Hogan Middle School
Vallejo, CA USA

Age Group: 16-18 Years

Kristen, Age 16
School: American Canyon High School
American Canyon, CA USA

February Winners

Age Group: 5-9 Years

Skye, Age 9
School: Blue Oak School
Napa, CA  USA

Honorable Mention

Matias, Age 7
School: Alta Heights
Napa, CA  USA

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
School: Elmer Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA  USA

Age Group: 13-15 Years

Adyan, Age 13
School: Hogan Middle School
Vallejo, CA  USA

Age Group: 16-18 Years

Jerica, Age 17
School: Jesse Bethel Highschool
Vallejo, CA  USA

January Winners

Age Group: 5-9 Years

Brittney, Age 8
School: Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA  USA

Honorable Mention

Sophia, Age 6
School: Napa Valley Language Academy

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
School: Cave Language Academy

Age Group: 13-15 Years

Adyan, Age 13
School: Hogan Middle School

Honorable Mention

Giselle, Age 15
School: American Canyon

December Winners

Age Group: 5-9 Years

Brittney, Age 8
School: Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA  USA

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Elwood, Age 12
School: Vallejo Charter School
Vallejo, CA  USA

Age Group: 13-15 Years

Adyan, Age 13
School: Hogan Middle School
Vallejo, CA  USA

Age Group: Adult

Leesa Whitten Greenlee

Honorable Mention

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
Cave Language Academy

Ariel, Age 12
Vallejo Charter School

Amanda, Age 11
Vallejo Charter School

November Winners

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Daniel, Age 12
School: Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA  USA
 Giselle, Age 12
School: American Canyon High School
American Canyon, CA  USA

October Winners

Age Group: 5-9 Years

Matias, Age 7
School: Alta Heights
Napa, CA USA

Age Group: 10-12 Years

Bryan, Age 12
School: Cave Language Academy
Vallejo, CA  USA

Honorable Mention

Alissandra, Age 11
School: MIT Academy Griffin Technology Academies
Vallejo, CA USA
Joseph, Age 12
School: Cave language academy
Vallejo, CA USA

Age Group: 13-15 Years

Sofia, Age 13
School: Silverado Middle School
Napa, CA USA