**Media Advisory** Maryland Department of the Environment to present “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest award

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**Media Advisory** Maryland Department of the Environment to present “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest award

Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art

BALTIMORE, MD  (November 13, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will host the 13th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students Friday in Baltimore. Sponsors of the event include: Giant Food, Can Manufacturers Institute, the Maryland, Delaware, DC Beverage Association, the American Cleaning Institute, Maryland Recycling Network, Whole Foods, Call2Recycle and Sims Recycling Solutions.

Guest judges for the contest will be: Jenna Rayman, former sculpture contest winner and current student at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Valerie Androutsopoulos, owner of Vangel Recycling; and Jenny Day, Can Manufacturers Institute. Judging of sculptures will be determined based on creativity, use of materials and workmanship.

WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. The formal program, with remarks and awards, will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

WHAT: Since 2001, MDE has celebrated America Recycles Day by hosting the annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and reusable materials. Approximately 64 entries from 23 different high schools across the state will be judged. Previous contestants have created innovative and artistic sculptures using records, plastic bags, old shoes, playing cards, computer parts and more.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

Anne Arundel County:
Broadneck HS
The Harbour School (NEW!)

Baltimore City:
ACCE HS
Archbishop Curley HS
Digital Harbor HS
Roland Park Country School

Baltimore County:
Jemicy Upper School (NEW!)
Maryvale Preparatory School (NEW!)
Mount de Sales Academy
Randallstown HS
Redeemer Classical Christian Academy
Sparrows Point HS
Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

Carroll County:
Century HS
Liberty HS

Frederick County:
Heather Ridge School
Garrett County
Southern Garrett County HS

Harford County:
C. Milton Wright HS
Howard County
Glenelg Country School

Prince George’s County:
Northwestern HS
Suitland HS-Center for Performing Arts

Washington County:
Highland View Academy (NEW!)
Smithsburg HS

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