Atlanta launches recycling art challenge

Students invited to participate in art contest designed to promote citywide recycling.


The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Cartlanta and Recycling Perks, has announced the launch of the Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge. The challenge, a citywide art contest, invites students ages four to 18 to use their creativity to promote recycling education in Atlanta.

“Recycling for the future lies on every shoulder, from government and corporations, to households and schools,” says Department of Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza. “The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge uses creative expression as a way to reach, educate and encourage Atlanta residents to recycle.”

The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge is underway and all artwork entries must be submitted by Sept. 23, 2016, at 5 p.m. The theme of all artistic submissions must promote recycling education. Students are allowed to submit more than one design and must provide a digital version or a photo of the artwork along with the entry agreement signed by their parents. 

Submissions and questions can be emailed to Winning candidates will be notified by Nov. 4, 2016, and will have the opportunity to receive prizes, as well as have their artwork displayed on the side of the city’s recycling trucks, on the front of Atlanta fire stations, recreation centers and at various Atlanta Public Schools, the department says.

For complete rules and information on the Recycle Perks Creative Art Challenge, visit