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Sterling Bank unveils environ-based competition

“The competition will serve as a means of empowering young artists and emerging talents across the country to use waste materials that are recycled for art in public spaces as part of an effort to preserve culture.

Sterling Bank Plc has unveiled the “Recyclart Competition”, in a bid to influence how Nigerians dispose of items that could be recycled, and change the way they relate to the environment.

The Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank, Henry Bassey, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, at the weekend, said the competition is intended to be a yearly event that will encourage participants to create a visual representation of the value of recycling waste materials.

“The use of recyclable material forces artists and audience alike to rethink daily choices that impact the environment on an active and reflective note. This competition aims to bring to the eyes of the public an admission of a detrimental reality that now needs to be included in the national dialogue.

“The competition will serve as a means of empowering young artists and emerging talents across the country to use waste materials that are recycled for art in public spaces as part of an effort to preserve culture.

“Taking care of the environment is a great concern to many and one does not have to go far to see the negative effects of improper waste disposal or how such practice is affecting the lives of many in the country today,” Bassey said.

He noted that discarded items such as broken car parts, steel, tyres, generators and old computers which are capable of being used and repurposed into art works litter the environment in every part of the country.

Therefore, the bank is calling for entries from young artists and emerging talents across the country to make the first edition of the competition a resounding success, with grand prize winners of N1million each emerging from four zones including Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, and Abuja.



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