Louisville Zoo announces recyclable art contest for Earth Month

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The Louisville Zoo invites students in grades pre-K –12 to get involved with its “TRASHFORMATION” recyclable art contest. The event is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth sponsored by Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April.

Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art.  Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “reduce, reuse and recycle.”

“TRASHFORMATION” is open to all public, private, parochial and homeschool students in preschool and grades K–12. Projects will be divided into six categories: preschool and Kindergarten, grades 1–2; grades 3–5; grades 6–8; grades 9–12; and a group/class project that may involve students in grades K through 12. One winner from each category will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced at a press conference at the Zoo during the Earth Day celebration on April 19.  Winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from Earth Fare: The Healthy Supermarket.

Submissions must be no larger than 18”x18”x24” and weigh no more than 10 pounds with a rigid base. All entries must be made from recyclable materials.  Students must register for the contest by March 20. Each student or group may enter only one project.

For registration material and a full list of rules visit www.louisvillezoo.org/trashformation.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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