The Pasco Art of Recycling Contest was formed 17 years ago as a collaboration between Pasco County Schools, Pasco County Recycling and the Pasco Arts Council. The purpose of this annual event is to promote environmental awareness, recycling, and an appreciation of the arts.
Art work is submitted by Pasco County High School Students and is judged during the first week in February. Fifteen winners are chosen in various categories such as Best Use of Plastic, Best Environmental Concept and People's Coice as well as Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners. Cash awards range from $100 to $500 are also awarded thanks to generous donations made by community sponsors.
The Award for BEST USE OF PRINTED MATERIALS and a cash prize of $100 was awarded to Fivay High School Student Jayne Nazario!
All art work is on display at the West Pasco Government Center on Little Road in New Port Richey through February 28th. The 15 winning pieces will move to the lobby of building 3 at the District School Board of Pasco County through the Month of March.