Over 500 entries received for Council’s Bin smART competition
More than 500 children across the district entered Mid Ulster District Council’s Bin smART competition with 10 lucky entries winning a brand new tablet.
Primary-school age children who live, or attend school, in Mid Ulster were invited to take part in the competition, which ran from the end of January to 10th March, by creating a sculpture out of the everyday recyclable items found in their blue bin.
The entries received included robots, a NASA rocket, a Formula 1 car, replicas of local tourist attractions including Maghera Walled Garden and Beaghmore Stone Circles, animal sculptures, colourful dinosaurs, and many more.
The challenge aimed to make children more aware of the items that can be recycled through the blue bin, and enhance their understanding of the importance of recycling and re-using our waste. The competition also gave parents the opportunity to do something more creative with their children during the latest lockdown and school closures.
Ten lucky entries won a brand new tablet and all winners have since received their prize.
Speaking on the incredible response to the competition, Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Sean McGuigan said,
During the six short weeks of the Bin smART competition, there was a phenomenal response from families in Mid Ulster, with over 500 entries being received in total. Children of all ages took part and really got to grips with the recyclable waste in their blue bins to create remarkable masterpieces! We were utterly blown away by the quality and high standard of, and the imagination shown in, the entries we received. I would like to say a massive thank you and well done to all the children who entered, you all proved you are definitely Bin smART, and I wish to congratulate the 10 new tablet winners, I'm sure they are all really enjoying their new devices.
The 10 lucky winners were: Oscar McClenaghan Conor Kerr, Cara Hutchinson, Daniel McKenna, Charlie Boyle, Faye Daly, Ava Kearney, Karla Cushnahan, Emma Cooke's, and Mickey Hall.