Twice each a year, we, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, sponsor a Recycled Yard Art Contest, one at the Hillsborough County Fair and one at the Florida State Fair. The purpose of the Recycled Yard Art Contest is to increase environmental awareness and encourage reuse/recycling of materials into yard art. The competition involved two and three dimensional art created from items already used for their original purpose. During the eight days of the 2017 Hillsborough County Fair, attendees voted for the People’s Choice award on one several entries submitted. The votes have been tallied, all 2,782 of them and the winnders are:
All of the contest winning entries will be on display at the UF/IFAS Extension Service, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584, until December 4, 2017. We hope you will stop by to view these creations, stroll through the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden and see what we have to offer.
I’m truly amazed at the creativity of all of the artists. Most of the artwork that was entered into the Recycled Yard Art contest would look fabulous in many landscape, mine included! Each of us would probably be surprised at how creative we can be. This is a great time to put on your thinking caps for a Recycled Yard Art project you have been considering creating…and create it. We will have two Recycled Yard Art competitions in 2018; one at the Fair Florida State Fair, and one at the Hillsborough County.
For more information about the upcoming State Fair contest, please contact:
813-744-5519 x 54146.
Hope you will consider participating. Thanks for Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Repeating!