Submit a winning “Trashter Piece,” win an iPad Mini 3

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COLUMBIA — The old idiom of “One person’s trash is another’s treasure” has never been more accurate and now you might win an iPad Mini 3 if you can turn trash and litter into a “Trashter Piece.”

Take everyday trash and litter such as plastic bottles, potato chip bags, pieces of metal, rubber tires, food cans, boots, plates, aluminum and make them into a memorable piece of art. Items like animal parts and food by-products and/or animal parts cannot be used.

Name your Trashter Piece based on what you use to create it. For example, if you use fishing lines and old hooks found on the shoreline, you could call it “Hook, Line & Sinker.” If you found lots of cigarette butts, you could call it “No Butts About It.” If you found random pieces of metal, “Hot & Bothered” could be the title.

Think outside the box for an eye-catching title. The art category is “Wildlife Inspired.” There are three categories for art submission: Grades K-6, Grades 7-12 and Adults

The entry deadline is Dec. 31, 2015 with the art selection conducted during February 2016. All prizes will be awarded on March 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Sportsman Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

Complete contest rules and an application are available at

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