The Humber Estuary is the second-largest coastal plain estuary in the UK, and the largest coastal plain estuary on the east coast of Britain. The 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.
See below for some of the species which can be found in the Humber Estuary:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The entries will be judged by 3 local judges:
- Aquarist - The Deep
- Jackson Sage - Humber Nature Partnership
- Andy Doyle - Wildlife Artist, Search and Rescue Pilot
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 that 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 in the appropriate tube. At the end of the Easter holidays the caps will be counted and the winning sculptures from each age category announced.
The winning artists will receive a group visit to The Deep (maximum 30 people, date and time subject to availability), along with a Humber Waste Alliance goody bag.