Recycled Art Contest

The annual Nevada Recycled Art Contest works to encourage community members to repurpose recyclable materials to make art. While recycling is good, reducing and reusing are even better ways to manage waste. Creativity can help reduce the amount of waste that is sent to the landfill, which is why every year duirng October we acept submissions from artists all over Nevada to see the many creative wasy you can make art from trash.



Nevada’s “Wearable Recyclables” art contest ends in style, and the winners for 2019 are…

Eco-friendly fashion statements abound in Nevada! The 2019 Wearable Recyclables art contest ended in style, with fashionable masterpieces submitted by participants in all parts of Nevada. From kindergarteners to adults, Nevadans of all ages participated in the contest for a chance to win prizes, express their creativity, and support environmental sustainability. 

Nevada Recycles Wearable Recyclables contest was sponsored by The Venetian Resort Las Vegas to help promote awareness about the importance of recycling, reusing materials, and reducing waste throughout the Silver State. The Venetian provided first, second, and third prizes ($250, $100 and $50 respectively) to winning participants in five categories: Kindergarten-Grade 5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Class/Group and Adult. Entries were ranked based on overall appearance, originality, workmanship, adherence to the theme, and creative use of recyclable material. Thanks to the judges for their time and support. 

Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to this year’s winners:

1st Place- Dustin M., Las Vegas – The Dark Light
2nd Place - Reed L., Las Vegas – Umbrella Pack
3rd Place – Adan B., Carson City – Caterpillar Shield

1st Place – Brady S., Las Vegas -- Battle Damaged Master Chief Helmet
2nd Place – Matthew A., Las Vegas – Boba Fett
3rd Place – Mariah T., Boulder City -- Recycle Bride

1st Place -- Keila D., Las Vegas -- Pizza Box Purse/Milk Gallon Hat
2nd Place -- Callie T., Boulder City -- Soda Pop Tab Belt
3rd Place -- Lindsey B., Elko -- Summer Fun

1st Place -- Melody Van Camp, Ely -- Salvaged Edge Dress
2nd Place -- Mark Salinas, Carson City -- Trapshoot Strand Necklace
3rd Place -- Vanessa Maciel-Napoles, Las Vegas – Turquoise


1st Place – Alexia R., Jasmine O., and Alexandra R. of Las Vegas Day School– TEARable News
2nd Place – Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Reno – The Garbage Gown: A Trashy Fashion
3rd Place – Kylie, Jade Ann, Thea, Mallory, Olivia, Kellan, Harper, Mateo, Yaretzy, Kennedy, Ryker, Emma of the Nate Mack E. S. STEAM Club (teacher Theresa Hermanny), Henderson – Recycled Fashionistas.