Registration is underway for the Recycled Art Contest sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful. Artists who are Pearland residents from kindergarten to adult can enter but must get their registration forms online by March 31, to do so.
Recycled art entries will be placed in five categories and everyone entered will receive a ribbon.
First place winners will receive a $25 gift card and the grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift card. Work can be done individually or in groups with four being the total number of members.
KPB offers the contest to encourage Pearland to recycle. Participation in the contest will show off not only the many recyclable materials around, but will also highlight how creativity can reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Recycling is great; reducing and reusing are even better, according to KPB.
Entries must be made 80 percent or more from recyclable or trash material with the maximum size being 2 ft. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. Artwork must be secure and not come apart, be weather resistant, can stand-alone and is movable by an individual.
Art work and paper entry form must be dropped off at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center by 5 p.m. April 6.
The Top five winners in every category will be displayed at the Pearland Earth Day Celebration on April 22, at Southdown Park at 2150 Smith Ranch Road in Pearland.
For more information or to get your entry form, go to www.mykpb.org.
Story by Karolyn Gephart