**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 10, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will host the 14th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students Friday in Baltimore. Sponsors of the event are Giant Food, Exelon, Can Manufacturers Institute, the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Beverage Association, the American Cleaning Institute, Maryland Recycling Network, Whole Foods, and Call2Recycle.

WHO:  Guest judges for the contest will be John Lewis, Assistant Director, American Visionary Art Museum; Rowan Bathurst, local college art student; Jenny Day, Can Manufacturers Institute; and Hilary Miller, Director of Land Management Administration, Department of the Environment. Sculptures will be judged based on creativity, use of materials and workmanship.

WHEN:  Friday, November 13, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will announce winners and hand out awards from12:30 p.m. until 1 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. About 62 entries from 22 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:
The Harbour School

Baltimore City:
Archbishop Curley High School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Bard High School Early College

Baltimore County:
Mann Residential School
Mount de Sales Academy
Parkville High School
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
Randallstown High School
Redeemer Classical Christian Academy

Calvert County:
Huntingtown High School

Carroll County:
Century High School
Liberty High School
South Carroll High School

Frederick County:
Heather Ridge School
Linganore High School
Oakdale High School
Walkersville High School

Garrett County:
Southern Garrett County High School

Howard County:
Glenelg Country School

Kent County:
Kent County High School

Prince George’s County:
Suitland High School – Center for Performing Arts

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