Nevada art contest winners for recycling named |

Nevada art contest winners for recycling named

Nevada Appeal staff report

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Nevada Recycles Program partnered with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas in a statewide recycled art contest to raise awareness of recycling.

More than 100 artists statewide, ranging from students in kindergarten through 12th grade to adults, submitted photos of their artwork composed of recyclable materials. Entries included a diversity of innovative designs and imaginative artwork using materials such as records, receipt rolls, plastic bags, bottles, batteries, discarded paper, cardboard and aluminum cans.

Entries were judged based on overall appearance, originality, workmanship and use of recyclable material. The winners are:


1st Place- Astronaut Saves Earth From Trash (Brady S., Las Vegas); 2nd Place – Super Bake Can Robot (Kimberly R., Las Vegas); 3rd Place – Scrap Metal Arm (Chase B., Carson City); Honorable Mention – First Ironman Hand (Kycin M., Elko); Honorable Mention – #VegasStrong (Ian M., Las Vegas)


1st Place – Plaque of 1346 Doctor Mask (Daniel C., Las Vegas); 2nd Place – A Record Breaking Purse (Callie T., Boulder City); 3rd Place – Cat & Dog (Piazzi Period 6, Las Vegas); Honorable Mention – Revision Hat (Maclain M., Reno)


1st Place – Highway Coyote (Riley M., Reno); 2nd Place – Plastic Dancer (Hokulani K., Pahrump); 3rd Place – Bring The Art Back (Jade V., Pahrump); Honorable Mention – Polar Beauty (Patricia R., Pahrump)


1st Place – Snow Owl (Abraham Beltran, Las Vegas); 2nd Place – Nevada Proud (Emily Cervi, Carson City); 3rd Place – Plarn Mandala (Ailene Pasco, Las Vegas)


1st Place – Airplane (Adeline & Myka F., Henderson )

All Contest entries may be viewed on the Nevada Recycles program Flickr page,

In 2016, Nevada’s recycling rate was 22.4 percent. Nevadans (including the tourist population) throw away about 7 pounds of trash, per person, per day. That’s about three million tons of trash going to a landfill every year.

“We’re thrilled that the recycled art contest attracted such an impressive collection of creative recycled art pieces from artists throughout Nevada. We hope that the contest has helped to inspire Nevadans, both young and old, to make recycling a way of life,” said Pranav Jampani, Director of Sustainability for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.