Calling all school kids: help decorate our new garbage trucks!

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2014 winning artwork by Chloe Ross

2014 winning artwork by Chloe Ross

    Sustainability; Youth and families

Published 8 July 2019

We have two new waste trucks which we need help decorating, so we’re running an art competition for local school kids. The winning artwork will be printed on the trucks for everyone to see.

Students from years K-6 are invited to design a colourful and creative artwork relating to our theme: “Choose to Refuse Plastic”.

Four winning artworks will be chosen and reproduced on two of our trucks.

Your artwork could go here
Your artwork could go here

Some ideas to think about when creating your artwork:

  • Why do we want to refuse plastic?
  • What alternatives are available? For example, re-usable bags and bottles
  • What would a world without plastic look like?
  • What kinds of impacts can plastic waste have on our environment and animals?
  • How can we help others to change their habits?

The artwork should be A4, landscape in orientation and drawn using strong coloured pencils or textas, or produced using digital media (e.g. iPad drawing apps, PhotoShop, Canva etc). If using digital media, please use original photos and artwork (no stock images).

2014 waste truck art competition winner Lili Tish Bostock
2014 winning artwork by Lili Tisch Bostock

Winning artists will receive a $50 book voucher and four runners up will receive a $25 book voucher. The school with the most entries will also receive a $200 cash prize to spend on environmental projects within the school.

Please visit the Plastic Free July: Choose to Refuse Plastic competition page for further details and to submit your artwork.

You can also take part in the Choose to Refuse discussion board and share your thoughts and tips about reducing single-use plastics.

Competition closes on Friday 9 August 2019. Good luck!


Pamela Mina

Phone: 9391 7000


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