The LitterArtist Competition 2018-2019

We want you to create a piece of art from litter or recycling – you produce at home – and tell us what you used and why!

You need to:

Create artwork using clean litter from home – it can be flat or a sculpture in 3D – maximum size 1 metre x 1 metre please!

Make sure it is self-contained and safe to be left standing up (for the Plastic Heroes Exhibition in March 2019

Include the following on all artwork:

  • child’s name;
  • child’s age;
  • school name;
  • explain what you used and why (e.g. a sculpture built using 20 yogurt pots – A Week of Yogurt – the number of plastic pots one family get through in a week)



Tuesday 19th February 2019

If you win you will get:

  • Invitation to attend the VIP launch party of the Plastic Heroes Exhibition as a VIP guest in March 2019
  • Annual subscription to National Geographic, Eco Kids Planet or National Geographic Kids (depending upon the age category)
  • A goodie bag & an interview on our blog


The competition is open to all primary, first, middle and preparatory schools (state and independent) in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Schools – please select one entry for each age group per school. This means, you the teachers will choose one entry from your school per category. These entries will become our finalists and all entries will be displayed at the Plastic Heroes Exhibition. NOTE: one piece of artwork per child; no group or joint entries, please.

School entries per category need to be submitted by the deadline (Friday 15th February 2019). Drop off location to be confirmed.

Age categories:

  • GROUP 1 – Reception to Year 2;
  • GROUP 2 – Years 3 & 4;
  • GROUP 3 – Years 6 & 7;
  • GROUP 4 – Years 7 & 8.

MaidenheadMatters judges will select one winning entry from the artwork submitted by the schools, for each age category.

All entries submitted by schools will be exhibited at the Plastic Heroes Exhibition, in addition to the final winning artwork.



No group entries, please.

The judges’ decisions will be final.

No alternative monetary prize is available.

Artwork will need to be collected within one week of the end of the Plastic Heroes Exhibition.

Photographs of the artwork and winners may be taken and used for marketing purposes by MaidenheadMatters – the entrant and school will have deemed to have given permission for this by entering the competition.