UpCycle teamed up with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria to offer a First Night Alexandria activity at the Torpedo Factory. Kids met four shelter animals that were available for adoption: Spike the guinea pig, Pinky the ferret, parakeets Tweet and Flake, and Moe the dog. The kids then made artwork to help get the animals adopted by drawing, painting and collaging with UpCycle's unique collection of materials.
One winning piece of artwork has been chosen for each animal and posted on UpCycle's Facebook page. An overall winner will be determined by the picture that has the most "Likes" by January 8th. The winning artist receives a shelter party and a $50 gift certificate from UpCycle. The winners from the animal categories receive a shelter tour, and the artists recognized for their creative use of materials receive a $5 gift certificate to UpCycle.
Deciding the winners of each animal category was not easy. The following artists receive honorable mentions for their creative work and receive a $5 gift certificate to UpCycle.
Spike Honorable Mentions
Pinky Honorable Mentions
Tweet & Flake Honorable Mentions
Moe Honorable Mentions
The following artists are recognized for their creative use of UpCycle's materials. The overall winner is Nyla, who made a collage of Tweety & Flake. Nyla wins a $25 gift certificate to UpCycle.
Honorable Mentions for Creative Use of UpCycle's Materials