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Eco Beast Sculpture Competition - Sussex Green Living

Mon 27 Mar 2017 to Thu 30 Mar 2017
One of our regular workshop leaders, Sussex Green Living, has provided details of an exciting competition that they are running. It aims to inspire young sculptors to use waste resources, some people call it ‘rubbish’, to create a piece of green art, with the slogan, ‘THINK BEFORE YOU THROW’. Instilling a mentality ‘there is no such thing as rubbish; just a waste resource in the wrong place’ and raising awareness of the importance of recycling.
 
What materials can I use and how big should my sculpture be?
 You may decide to use the materials which can be recycled in your own home recycling bin.
 Or maybe use materials which cannot be recycled in your household bin but can be recycled at the
Household Waste Recycling Site.
 Alternatively, how about using unwanted garden shed items or WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment).
 The theme of the sculptures is ‘Eco Beasts’. The sculpture should not be any bigger than 100x 60x60cm.
 
Who can enter?
 The competition is open to all nurseries, primary schools and young person’s uniformed organisations
throughout West Sussex.
 Each organisation entering a sculpture will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’.
 There will be four age groups: under 5s, 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 11-14 years. The winners will receive age
appropriate prizes.
 Each nursery, school or group can submit one entry in one or more age category.
 All entrants will be asked to attach a small label to their sculpture. On the front:- the name of their eco
beast, a sentence explaining why they used the waste resources they chose and which age group they are
in. On the reverse of the label:- the name of the nursery, school or group and a contact name, email and
telephone number).
 
What are the deadlines for the competition?
 Entrants need to notify organiser Carrie Cort by email, cort@sussexgreenliving.co.uk as to how many
entries they are submitting. This must by done 4pm on Friday 30th June.
 Someone from each nursery, school or group must be responsible for delivering their entries to the
Horsham Festival stand on Sunday 9th July in Horsham Park. The sculptures will be undercover in a
marquee.
 Judging will take place as part of the Horsham Festival in Horsham Park on Sunday 9th July 2017. The
judges’ decision is final.
 
What will we win?
There will be a prize for the winning entry in each age category. Nicola Peel, a multi award winning
environmentalist and solutionologist, will deliver an age appropriate talk, followed by a Green Art Workshop, for
the winning entry at their nursery, school or group location. The workshop will be delivered by Nicola, Carrie
and a team of West Sussex County Council trained Waste Prevention Advisors. Here a few examples of the
types of Green Art activities we might include in the workshop depending on your age.
For further information please contact Carrie Cort, cort@SussexGreenLiving.co.uk 07768 212833
 
Please note that this competition is being communicated by The E.Y.E Project but this is not an E.Y.E Project competition.