Congratulations To our Three Top Trash Conquerors
New Jersey: William Paterson University
My professor Angela Delaura at William Paterson University discovered the Students vs Trash competition and assigned it as an individual class project. My motivation for the design developed from two instances. I workout frequently and as I cleaned the interior of my vehicle I would find several water bottles throughout. My solution was to start buying gallons of water and bring them to class or work, minimizing the amount of plastic bottles in my vehicle as well as the plastic within the landfills that are rapidly being filled. My other idea came from my house and local fire department. Family and friends would accidentally leave lights on in rooms so i would frequently shut
them off to save power, money and lastly our economy. I combined the
two sources into a creative graphic with the catchy tagline as "Be
bright • Recycle"
New York: Syracuse University
I first heard about Students vs. Trash because of my design professor during the spring semester of 2012. Our project was to create a poster for some event, but she said that we could make a poster for this contest as long as we met her requirements for the class project. There was nothing for me to lose in entering this contest, so I did with the aim of not going about it in the usual way. I wanted to get at the heart of why people don't recycle and I decided it was founded on some sort of 'excuse.' Going off of this message I decided to crate a simple poster that focused on the message, and then the image itself is a visual manifestation of that message. Trash, in this case a bottle, created from excuses.
Lourdes Echevarria Garcia
Puerto Rico: University of Turabo
I was aware of this program and then I received a phone call from the person in charge of the contest and was asked to encourage participation from students at the university where I offer class. I, myself, am also a doctoral student and did it as well. My design was inspired by some of the works that I’ve done and made me realize that, like the flower in the perfume bottle, the Easter flower used as a Christmas decoration at the pharmacy where I used to work (Pfizer) and at the university, as well as the small Puerto Rican artisan trees made from pine nuts. In a simple way, wanted to express the steps to be able to create whichever object you need.