CARSON CITY, NV – The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling. Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of an entry form and photos of artwork are due by November 6, 2015.

Paper Dog by Andrea Lopez_2014 K to 5 First Place Winner

Paper Dog by Andrea Lopez_2014 K to 5 First Place Winner

In addition to a $200 prize to the first place class project, The Venetian and The Palazzo will provide first, second and third ($250, $100, and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and Adult.

Materials that can be used include, but are not limited to: tires, electronics, appliances, plastic bags, bottles, batteries and aluminum cans. Fastening materials may include tape, glue and/or string.

In 2014, Nevada’s recycling rate was 23.4%. Based on residential and commercial sector data, Nevadans (including the influence of the tourist population) throw away about 5.5 pounds of trash, per person, per day. That’s approximately three million tons of trash that goes to a landfill every year.

Artwork from northern Nevada will be displayed in Carson City and artwork submissions from southern Nevada will be displayed at the Palazzo the week before America Recycles Day, November 15. Winners will be announced November 13. More information about the contest and submission guidelines is available at