“Give your Trash Another Life” – Pick up your Trash Project (Switzerland)

1st place : Artwork of Cintia Nabi Cabral and Grace Kinkela.

2nd place. Artwork of Noëmie Komagata-Nguyen and Mélanie Komagata

3rd place : Kenichi Nicolas Komagata and his son Teo

IAYSP-Switzerland organized its first international art & environmental contest named Give your Trash Another Life. It was in the framework of the “Pick up your Trash” project. It aims to raise awareness about our habit of wasting unreasonably, damaging our environment greatly.

Inspired by El Anatsui’s artworks, which are made out of litter, the contestants had to create a piece of art made of used items that they could find at home or on the ground outside.

The criteria for winning the eco-friendly prize were the aesthetic, the meaning/message behind the artwork, and the originality/creativity.

The contestants had until the 2nd of May 2021 to send their finished projects. To define the winners, IAYSP-Switzerland had the chance to receive the help of a jury, which was composed of four inspiring women and artists: Mona Schölzl, Marta Abadia Garcia, Eliane Aono, and Séline Reymond.

The winners of the contest were announced on the 14th of May.
Kenichi Nicolas Komagata and his son Teo came in third place, with “The man and his castle.” The sisters Noëmie Komagata-Nguyen and Mélanie Komagata were in second place, with their “Tree of Hope and Forgiveness.” Finally, the first place was earned by Cintia Nabi Cabral and Grace Kinkela, who created wings made of plastic bottles inspired by the hard work of the garbage men and women.