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County Executive Leopold Announces Recycling Contests for Videos and Sculptures

Annapolis (September 26, 2008) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is inviting middle and high school students to submit entries in two contests sponsored by the County’s Department of Public Works Recycling Division.

"This contest is an effort to reach our young people, improve our recycling habits and meet my challenge of recycling 50 percent of everything we throw away," said County Executive Leopold. "Reaching out to our schools is an excellent opportunity for us to shape the recycling habits of our future."

Middle school students can participate in the Recycling in 3-D sculpture contest, where contestants collect two weeks worth of home recycling material and shape it into a holiday themed sculpture that will be displayed during the holiday season at Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis.

High school students are invited to submit videos for the Rev Up Recycling Commercial contest. The top entries will be shown on local cable channels to promote the County’s 50-50 recycling challenge.

Great prizes will be awarded to participating students in both contests and other prizes will be available for participating schools. Additional information on both contests is available at


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