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Your participation in the Recycled 3D Bee Art Contest will show off not only the many recyclable materials around us, but will also highlight how creativity can reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Recycling is great; reducing and reusing are even better. All green artwork must be comprised of recycled materials with a minimum of 50% recycled content.

Students, look around; pick up everything that is still useful. It doesn’t matter if this is an old CD, a plastic bottle or a broken clock mechanism. Use your imagination and give these broken things a new life.                                                                                                                                                        
Think about the bee. How do you see it – is it a flying warrior? A slave to humans?  A hard working robot? A disappointed ecologist? Think about it and use materials wisely.

We look forward to seeing the results of your imagination and craftiness! Your artwork will be judged for both: Best Presentation and Best Use of Recycled Material.


  • A 3D bee must be constructed from used, recyclable materials with a minimum of 50% recycled content. There is no limitation on the choice of the materials.
  • All the materials needed for fastening like tape, glue, string, or other similar materials are allowed.
  • The dimension: The bee may not be larger than 30x30x30 cm and not smaller than 10x10x10 cm. (A format around 20 cm recommended).
  • The bees will be hanging from the ceiling, so consider making a hanger.
  • Each submission should be clearly identified. Data should be readable in English in Roman characters:

    1. Full name of author(s) / age category / gender
    2. Name of the school / Full Address
    3. Name of the mentor
  • One school can submit 3 entries.
  • Due May 10th, 2018! 



  • All entries are to be sent to the following address and arrive to Slovenia latest  10 May 2018

CHILDREN’S ART CONTEST                                                                                                          
Polhov Gradec 72, 1355 Polhov Gradec, Slovenia

Entry Categories:

  • kindergarten: 4 - 5
  • 6 – 10
  • 11  - 15
  • 15 – 18

Judging and Prizes

  • Winners will be selected by a jury and announced on 17th May, 2018 at the opening.
  • The jury will consist of 4 members:                                                                                                                                    

1.      Mika Vanhanen,  representing ENO and Finland

2.      Almina Durakovič, a designer and professor on the Faculty of Design in Ljubljana         

3.      mag. Malči Božnar, the owner of the House of Honey Božnar, representing the Slovene Beekeepers’ Society                                                                                               

4.      Maša Kozjek, a graphic designer and top Slovene illustrator of children’s books

  • Cash prizes of 250€ will be awarded to the top project in each category!

·        Another top five will get the diploma.

·        All the participants will receive a certificate, signed by ENO, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.  

·        Each participating school will be mentioned in a special booklet. The best entries will be represented by a photo.

  • All the entries will be displayed in the complex of Polhov Gradec mansion from 17th May 2018 to 31st August 2018 on the occasion of the First World Bee Day.