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October 2011 - Creative winners announced in Collect-a-Can’s CAN Craze Competition

South Africa’s diverse cultural and natural history is showcased in the winning entries of Collect-a-Can’s 2011 CAN Craze competition which drew to a close at the end of September 2011. The competition encourages schools or learners to build a structure out of 300 or more cans in the most creative way possible and the winning entrants are awarded with cash prizes. The cans used in the building of these structures will be recovered by Collect-a-Can and processed for recycling, demonstrating to schools and learners the environmental benefits of collecting cans. By recycling used cans, not only are natural resources preserved but can litter is reduced, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.

While many inspirational entries were received, Collect-a-Can is proud to announce the following five winners. First prize is awarded to Hoërskool Florida in Gauteng who focussed on the pertinent subject of the future of the rhino in South Africa when putting together their giant sculpture of a rhino. The school will receive R15 000 in prize money for their entry.

Reflecting the natural flora of the area and demonstrating environmental awareness, Greenwood Independent School in the Western Cape Province won the second prize of R12 000 for their sculpture of a Quiver tree aptly nicknamed “Coca-tree”.

For the first time in the history of the CAN Craze Competition an individual learner has been awarded a prize for their entry. In third place, Joshua Behrens from The Hills College in the Eastern Cape wins himself R10 000 for his artwork of our beloved ex-president Madiba’s face created from flattened cans.

The fourth prize, and prize money of R8 000, is awarded to Parklands College in the Western Cape for their sculpture of “Albert Canthini” the Giraffe.

And finally, fifth prize goes to Creston College in Kwazulu Natal for their “Rainbow Racer CANtamaran” that they constructed out of cans. Their entry wins them R5 000.

“Schools continue to impress us with their creative and ingenious artworks,” says Zimasa Velaphi, PR and Marketing Manager of Collect-a-Can.  “We’d like to congratulate all the schools that participated and encourage them to take part again next year.”

For more information contact Collect-a-Can’s head office on 011 466 2939. You can also follow Collect-a-Can on Facebook and Twitter.


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