Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management Unveils the 3Rs’ Art Contest Winner Recycling Truck Art Designs

04/20/17

The City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is proud to unveil the 2016 3R’s Art Contest Winners Recycling Truck Art Designs.

The annual contest received over 100 submissions from students at every grade level, representing 5 local schools and 8 after school programs.   The contest is an outreach priority of the Department intended to engage and educate Tampa’s residents on the importance of recycling right; a message conveyed in the winning artwork.  “This year our contest really took off.  We tripled in art submissions and, for the first time, we were able to include residents in the voting process that was available on-line.  Tampa has such talented students at all levels that are very interested in recycling right.   Through this contest, they become ambassadors and extensions of our recycling education efforts.  This is a win-win project, one that we look forward to annually,” said Mark Wilfalk, Director.

The first place winning art design for each grade level will be unveiled today outside of the Tampa Municipal Office Building at 4:00 p.m., with the Mayor and contest winners present.  The 2nd and 3rd place winning artwork will also be on display on the Department’s website.  The 2016 artwork receiving the most votes came from, Roland Park Elementary, Villa Madonna School, Martin Luther King Recreation Center, Williams Park Recreation Center, Memorial Middle, Orange Grove Middle Magnet and Blake High School.  Residents are invited to join the Department in congratulating these talented students this Saturday, Earth Day, at the 2017 Ecofest, on April 22, 2017 at Lowry Park. 

For additional information on the 3Rs’ Recycling Contest, please call the City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management at (813) 348-1027, or visit our website at www.tampagov.net/solidwaste.