The askHRgreen.org Recycling and Beautification Committee invites artists and creative teams to envision and develop a dynamic Virginia LOVE sign, encouraging Hampton Roads residents and visitors to “Start Smart, Recycle Right.” Applicants have until Oct. 7, 2022 to submit their conceptual vision, and the winning artist or group will receive a $2,500 stipend for creating the sign—along with an array of recyclable materials they may need to adorn it.
The Recycling and Beautification Committee is one of four that power the askHRgreen.org public information and awareness initiative. Made up of municipal workers from all 17 Hampton Roads cities and counties, the outreach program is the source for all things green in Hampton Roads, from providing recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment.
According to the project specifications, the LOVE artwork should be freestanding, safe for indoor and outdoor use, and include any equipment needed to secure it in place while on display. To be easily transported, each letter or component should weigh no more than 50 pounds, and the entire display should fit within a standard SUV/truck.
While applicants are not required to use recyclable materials in the artwork, askHRgreen.org will provide access to items such as plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper and cardboard at no cost to the artists through their partnerships with local recycling facilities.
Candidates should create a brief proposal describing their vision and message of the artwork and include a single draft example of the initial design concept. All proposals are due Oct. 7, 2022 at 2 p.m., and can be delivered to askHRGreen.org by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/delivered to: askHRgreen.org, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
Semi-finalists will meet with the selection committee to discuss their proposal, and a winner be announced by Nov. 15, 2022. Final artwork must be ready by March 31, 2023.