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Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

Entries Judged and Selected at City’s 2014 Earth Arbor Day Festival

Posted: April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.
Updated: April 17, 2014 9:49 a.m.

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The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 “cArt aRt” competition, held in conjunction with the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

Contestants unveiled their completed works of cArt aRt at the City’s Earth Arbor Day Festival. Judges and attendees at the festival cast their vote for their favorite entries based on six categories: Grand Prize, Most Creative, Best Local Flair, Best Green Theme, and Fan Favorite.

Out of eight entries, four contestants took home prizes for the 2014 cArt aRt competition:

Grand Prize ($200): “Recycle Tron”Most Creative ($100): “Modge Podge Mish Mash”Best Local Flair ($100): “Someone’s Been Recycling in our Bin”Best Green Theme ($100): “Feed Me Please!”Fan Favorite ($50): “Feed Me Please!”

The City’s annual cArt aRt competition is designed to raise awareness about recycling by encouraging residents to creatively decorate trash carts with paint, art supplies and recycled items. Contestants are provided with a free recycling bin, which serves as the blank canvas for each imaginative entry. The contest is held as part of the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, which features eco-giveaways, tips and tools to help residents “go green” in their daily lives.

For additional information about the City of Santa Clarita’s annual cArt aRt competition, contact Laura Jardine, Project Technician for the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 255-4376, or visit

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