Friday, January 6, 2012

Got an Idea? Registration is Open!

A very exciting beginning of the year in Brevard! If you have an idea and fit the profile, you can choose from many contests/competitions accepting registration now.

The Brevard County Fair will be a host of a lot of interesting competitions in the county including a Recycling/Reuse Contest organize by Keep Brevard Beautiful. This contest is for kids K through 12th grade and items can be entered to compete in the following categories:
  1. Clothing accessories
  2. Useful items (reuse/recycle an item into another useful item)
  3. Posters 8.5" x 11"
  4. Art work/decorations
Another good competition part of the Fair is The Art on a Rain Barrel Design contest. It is open to any business, municipality or organization willing to exercise their creativity on behalf of water conservation, stewardship and community development.

Recycle Brevard will be participating in both the recycling and rain barrel competitions. The theme for our rain barrel will be the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Brevard!

For college and university students, Recyclemania is accepting registration until January 20th.
"RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more." (http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/overview.htm). It would be awesome if a college in Brevard participated! Anyone?

On February 18th, Kiwanis Island Park will be having a Sykes Creek Adventures Paddling Challenge. Seven mile course in relatively protected waters of Sykes Creek where all types of paddling craft are invited. The challenge starts at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island and the course extends up to the Barge Canal and returns to Kiwanis Island Park.

And last but not least, DoSomething.org is having a DO SOMETHING AWARDS 2012 through which DoSomething.org honors the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under. In 2012 (up to) five finalists will appear on the Do Something Awards on Vh1 and be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the broadcast. Application deadline is March 1st, 2012.

With so many good competitions and contests, it is impossible to not be part of at least one. Which one will you enter this year?

Recycle Brevard!