Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Contest

Dear Art and Music Teachers:

On behalf of Portledge School, we invite you to involve your pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students in our 2017 Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Contest. This year, the theme for the contest is "Musical Instruments." Students are invited to build sculptures out of recycled and/or reusable materials with this theme in mind. This contest is a hands-on learning experience designed to pique student curiosity, creativity, and problem solving skills while having fun! Students may select from many types of instrument categories including, string, woodwinds, keyboard, percussion, guitar and beyond! Registration forms may be completed on the Portledge website or mailed to Portledge School. All registration forms must be received by Wednesday, April 15, 2017. Sculpture entries must be dropped off in person at Portledge School on either Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday, April 20, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A special awards ceremony will be held at Portledge School on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with prizes awarded within three different age categories based on overall aesthetic value and creative use of recycled materials. All sculpture entries will be on display in the Lower School Gymnasium. Further details are outlined in the attached form. Following this special reception, award-winning sculptures must be picked up for return to individual artists.

This year, Portledge School will be hosting the Brooklyn based band "Bash the Trash," who will entertain visitors with a family friendly musical performance beginning at 11:30 a.m. "; A Day of Play; the Reggio Way" and Summer Adventures "Summer Sampler" will be running at the same time as the Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture contest. Families and children, aged one year and up, can come and experience activities designed to enrich creativity, nature awareness, exploration of light, sports activities, hands-on cooking, and more!

If you have any questions, please contact Doris Benter at (516) 750-3113.

We are looking forward to a wonderful day filled with creative sculptures and engaging play activities! Thank you so much for your interest and support!


Doris J. Benter,
Visual Arts Department Head
Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
(516) 750-3113