By Nina Wu
Students in grades K-12, here's your chance to make the world a better place!
Students are to pick one, single-use plastic item in their homes and to re-design it in an eco-friendly, organic and non-polluting material. They must explain what it looks like, how it is made and how it is used through a photograph, painting, drawing, graphic or sculpture.
The contest is sponsored by the UN Safe Planet campaign. It starts today, with a submissions deadline of May 18.
Prizes will be awarded in three age group categories: Grades K-3, Grades 4-7, and Grades 8-12.
Winning designs will be exhibited at a local gallery in Honolulu as well as the Galerie Califia in Europe during the summer. Winning designs will also be sent to local manufacturers who will create prototypes of the eco-friendly products. The top winning design will be exhibited at the Safe Planet Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio + 20 Earth Summit in June.
Download the contest flyer and rules at new.artmill.eu/hawaii-usa#obsah.