Media Release

Trashformations: Recycled Art Competition

Monday, October 11, 2010 3:20 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- From an egret made of milk jugs to a copper butterfly, reused and recyclable materials are finding their way to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History are hosting "Trashformations," a juried student recycled art show and competition. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m. on November 19, 2010, at the Florida Museum of Natural History (in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville).

All artwork entered in the contest must be comprised of 70% or more recycled/recyclable/reused materials. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries in middle school, high school and college categories. There will also be The Waste Watcher and Museum awards. Applications (to participate) must be submitted by November 6, at 5 p.m. Click here for a printable application/brochure.

The Trashformations exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here, or contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).