‘Monster’ wins Art of Recycling contest
 
The UH Office of Sustainability has announced the winning entries in its Art of Recycling contest.

After the votes were cast, “Monster” came in first place. The piece earned its creator, Ursula Smith, a $30 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Second place and a $20 gift card went to Azizat Ojelade’s “Droid.” Placing third was “Love Exists” by Jonathan Quach, who gets a $10 gift card.

“The purpose of this contest was to allow students to have fun and to get them to think creatively about ways that we can reduce our waste,” said Leah Wolfthal, program coordinator for the Office of Sustainability.

The Art of Recycling contest took place March 19 in Butler Plaza during the RecycleMania Olympics, which transformed the area into a playground of fun activities and games. The art contest drew 10 participants.

After the contestants finished, their artwork remained on display for an hour in Butler Plaza for people to come by and cast their votes for their favorites entries. A total of 50 votes were cast.