Recycle Ann Arbor and the ReUse Center thank all of the contestants for entering their pieces in the 2013 Earth Day ReUse Competition. The purpose of the competition was to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of reuse and the value of discarded materials, focusing on the reuse of material in artistic and functional ways. In total, 21 pieces were entered. In the end, we narrowed down each category to have a maximum of 5 pieces for judging.
Judges chosen from our local community gave each finalist piece a score out of 30 based on the requirements of the category they entered- functional or creative. Although we want to keep our judges anonymous, we would like to thank CTN, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and the Ann Arbor Art Center for their involvement. Additionally, the public were able to come out and vote for their favorite entry. Winners of the public vote received an additional 10, 8, or 6 points to their judge’s score.
It is with great excitement, that we announce Chris Fuller’s entry piece entitled “Timn”, as the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 competition. Fuller entered his piece in the Functional, Ages 18+ category. “Timn” was a light-up robot lamp made from discarded materials such as a coffee pot, a typewriter, and door springs (see photo).
The judges also selected four first prize winners; each received a $200 prize.
First prize winners:
- Ages 13-17 Tristan Brink for “Vanishing Space”
- Ages 18+ Cayla Samano for “Seabird Anatomy”
- Ages 13-17 Cameron Greene for “SpongeHouse”
- Ages 18+ Diane Thach for “Blue Apple Receipt Dress”
Photos of all the entries can be viewed on the ReUse Center’s Facebook Page here.
We are already looking forward to the 2014 Earth Day Competition- stay in touch with us until then!