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Exciting Drinks Litter Competition

Schools within Glasgow and the surrounding areas are being challenged to investigate why they think drinks litter is a problem and to create an artwork to express their views.

Winners will be displayed within the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, and one overall winner will receive a bespoke anti-litter campaign pack to use in their area.

Pupils are encouraged to investigate why drinks packaging, such as bottles, coffee cups and juice cartons, poses a problem to them locally, for example, as a highly visible and prevalent litter item.  They should also consider the global impacts associated with single use drinks packaging, such as waste of natural resources.

They will then be asked to work in groups to create a collaborative piece of art and write up a short report to explain their concerns, findings and any solutions they have found.  The art could range from sculptures made from drinks packaging, photo journals of littered drinks found in their neighbourhood, drawings of potential solutions, or any other ideas they have. 

Winning entries will be displayed on the 24 and 25 October as part of a Keep Scotland Beautiful exhibit.  One overall winner will receive a professionally designed campaign pack, incorporating their response in the design, allowing them to spread the message locally too.

If you are interested in taking part, and work with a school in Glasgow, West or East Dunbartonshire, North or South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire or Inverclyde get in touch with us for more information, by Friday 8th September.  Anyone interested in the project, but who are unable to take part in the competition, are invited to see the winning entries plus other artwork at GOMA on the 24 and 25 October.

28 August 2017

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