American Iron hosts scrap contest
American Iron sponsored the “Art
of Recycling” metal sculpture competition for the fifth
year. The official associated Aquatennial event is staged to support
local artists and to promote recycling awareness.
On “retrieval day”,
artists are given one hour of supervised time to select materials
from American Iron’s Minneapolis processing facility.
Participants then have five weeks
to create their sculpture from the recycled metals. Artwork is
judged on originality, artistic merit, and creative reuse of recyclable
Cash prizes are awarded for first,
second and third place winners in the large and the small categories.
Also, a popular “People’s Choice” award, as
determined by public voting, is awarded at the end of the two-day