Submissions open for International E-Waste Day Art Competition; $300 cash prizes to be won

The competition is open to students from secondary schools, tertiary schools and institutes of higher learning.

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Published: 30 August 2022, 6:02 PM

Submissions are open for ALBA E-Waste’s International E-Waste Day Art Competition from now until Sep 30.

The competition, now in its second year, is open to students currently in secondary schools, tertiary schools and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs).

Twelve prizes of $300 will be awarded to the winner of each theme and medium in the secondary school and Tertiary Education/IHL categories. 

The competition is in observance of International E-Waste Day, which raises awareness about the importance of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. 

According to ALBA International, E-waste is the fastest growing domestic waste stream, with 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste generated in the world in 2019. This number is likely to go up to 74.7 million tonnes by 2030.

Artworks will have to be in one of three themes: Extended Producer Responsibility (E-Waste), Impacts of E-Waste and Zero Waste Nation (E-Waste Edition).

Submissions can be either in the form of paintings on canvas (max A1 size) or digital artworks (1920x1080px). Participants will also need to submit an accompanying caption of up to 150 words.

Shortlisted entries will have their artworks displayed in an exhibition.

Alba E-Waste is also organising a collection drive for e-waste at participating schools over the month of September.

The three schools with the highest tonnages collected will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of recycling facilities.

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