Trashformation - A Trash-to-treasure art contest powered by LG&E and KU Foundation

Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest

The Louisville Zoo and the LG&E and KU Foundation invite students in preschool through 12th grade to participate in our ninth annual recycled art contest as part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation. This unique event encourages students to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recycled items, students will make an art project that reflects, interprets or depicts Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

We are once again partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra program. We encourage students to create a musical instrument out of recycled materials. The Louisville Orchestra has some ideas for musical instruments on their website at

Click here for contest rules.

Click here to register online.  Click here to submit your artwork online. 

For questions or more information, please contact Kyle Shepherd at or (502) 238-5331.