Port Royal Sound Recycled Art Contest

Laurin Rivers

The Port Royal Sound Foundation held their first annual Recycled Art Contest this fall. The purpose of the contest was to bring awareness to Beaufort County’s plastic bag ban and to keep our local waters clean and healthy.

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The theme for the contest was anything related to the ocean and fun in the sun! We knew upon reading this description that this contest was right up our alley and our Rays went to work!

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Many hands helped and many Sundays were spent working on our piece, which we titles “Time is of the Essence”. It was made out of 99% recycled materials and depicted a giant hour glass with each side representing day and night.

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It was adorned with ocean animals who were picking up pieces of litter and filled with recycled bottle caps so that it became interactive and made sound when flipped over.

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We were thrilled with the finished product and even more thrilled when we received one of the 10 honorable mention awards at the ceremony! There were over 100 art entries, many of which were outstanding so we felt honored to have been chosen as a favorite!

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Art pieces are on display through December 31st at the Maritime Cultural Center in Okatie, SC if you would like to visit and see them for yourself!