Narrabri High School student Caitlyn Taylor, the daughter of Ian and Kara Taylor, has been awarded first place in the Cleanaway and Council Truck Art competition.

The competition aimed to promote recycling and was open to students from kindergarten to year 12 in the Narrabri Shire along with the Moree and Gwydir areas.

An A4 artwork could be submitted for entry showcasing the importance of recycling and feature this year’s theme of ‘be green, keep your recycling clean’.

The competition started in July and finished in late August.

Caitlyn’s artwork was chosen by the Narrabri Shire Council waste services manager Michael Davis and Cleanaway operations manager Jacqui Norrie.

She won a $150 gift card and certificate for first place while her artwork will be displayed on the side of Cleanaway recycling trucks.

“The school announced the competition at assembly and I thought I should give it a try,” Caitlyn said.

“So I drew the recycling one side with the waste going into the green bins with a green tick, and waste on the other side on the ground with a big red cross.

“It’s really cool to see it on the truck and it was fun to draw.”

The winning artwork had to demonstrate how simple it is to recycle and the environmental benefits of recycling correctly.

Caitlyn’s artwork contrasts recycling and leaving waste on the ground with a colour range and signals of the tick and the cross.

Caitlyn was presented her prize on November 4 from Mr Davis and Ms Norrie.

This included the unveiling of the Cleanaway truck at the school with the artwork displayed.

Fellow Narrabri High School student Jorja Hackett won second place.

Jorja won a framed certificate and a $50 gift card for her artwork.

Congratulations to both students for their artworks.


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