Eco-Art Competition 2022

Calling all artists ages 5-22. Use your creativity to help sustain our world!

*Submissions received must be in English

*Due to U.S. regulations, cash prizes designated to go to artists outside of the United State are subject to review and may not be eligible for award.

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By Isabelle Glauch-Lozano
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Division II (Ages 10-13)

I am displaying a whale which is an incredible mammal because in its lifetime it captures the same amount of carbon as 1,000 trees. Studies of marine life found that flexible plastic is responsible for the largest proportion of deaths to marine animals because they become obstructions when ingested. Americans generate an average of 231 lbs. of plastic per year while their average weight is 181lbs. Can you imagine producing more weight in plastic waste than your own weight? And can you imagine how that affects lots of animals? If I recycle more I can help save a whale which will absorb the carbon equivalent to an entire forest. I can impact peoples view on recycling because my art shows that whales and other marine mammals get very sick and hurt by trash. My art shows that by recycling we can help save these amazing creatures. This is important to me because I care about animals and it is very sad when some of them become endangered or extinct. I used recycled plastic and trash to show the impact on marine life that deals with trash as part as their daily life. I see this entry effecting people who view it because it can persuade them to recycle more for the benefit of these animals who become endangered because of the plastic trash we produce every day.