Maryland Recycling Network was proud to once again sponsor the Maryland Department of the Environment’s 20th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest held on Friday, November 19 at Montgomery Park in Baltimore City. During the contest, MRN presented $250 to Kierstan Lang, Century High School, Carroll County for her sculpture “The Guardian.”
In selecting the winner, The MRN judges looked for a quality piece that best represented efforts in waste diversion and sustainability. Lang’s sculpture was selected for its mixed use of both non-organic and organic materials including soda cans, paper mache, peacock feathers, toothpicks, foam, tree branches, push pins and plywood.
MRN executive director Peter Houstle along with board members Charlie Reighart and Tony Drury served as judges.
MDE has hosted the annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture contest since
2001 challenging Maryland high school students to create works of art
using recyclable materials. Forty entries from ten high schools were
submitted to this year’s contest.
Pictured: Kierstan Lang and Peter Houstle