The Humber 

"The Humber Estuary supports a rich variety of habitats and species and is recognised as one of the most important estuaries in Europe for birds, with the number of birds on the estuary rising to over 140,000 during the winter months. The estuary’s important habitats and species are the reason it has been given a number of nature conservation designations under UK, European and International law."

Recycled Art Competition

The Humber Waste Alliance ‘Recycled Art Competition’ is running from January 1st until March 4th 2022.

Schools and community groups in Hull, East Riding, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire are invited to create a 2D/3D sculpture or collage of birds, animals and plankton which can be found in the Humber Estuary using only recyclable plastics and cardboard. 

Inspiration

See below for some of the species which can be found in the Humber Estuary:

Humber Animals

Plankton 

How to Enter

The Competition will host two different age categories, 5-11 years old and 12-16 years old.

All artwork must be created using only recycled plastics and cardboard and be a maximum size of 50cm by 50cm (no minimum size).

Entrants are asked to submit a photograph of their artwork and send it to competitions@thedeep.co.uk

The entries will be judged by 3 local judges:

Sheffield University Lecturer - Jackson?

Jackson Sage - Humber Nature Partnership

Andy Doyle - Wildlife Artisit
 

The Top 5 entries in each age category will then be displayed in a ‘free to visit’ exhibit at The Deep during the Easter Holidays (2nd - 24th April 2022). Please note tha the sculptures must be able to be dropped off at The Deep. Visitors of the exhibition will then vote for their favourite piece of artwork by placing a bottle cap inthe appropriate tube. At the end of the Easter holidays the caps willbe counted and the winning sculptures from each age category announced.

The winning artists will receive a group visit to The Deep (maximum 40 people, date and time subject to availability), along with a Humber Waste Alliance goody bag, certificate, trophy, and a 'Friends of The Deep' fish plaque.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

Find out more about the Humber Waste Alliance or follow on Twitter.

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The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

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Adult £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

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