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Get creative with your Nelson Star

How can you make your old Nelson Star art? Here is one idea from the West Island Gazette. We know there are more and our new contest is asking locals to show their talents by creating something spectacular. More ideas can be found online by going to Google and typing in “recycled newspaper art.” Good luck and have fun! - photo submitted
How can you make your old Nelson Star art? Here is one idea from the West Island Gazette. We know there are more and our new contest is asking locals to show their talents by creating something spectacular. More ideas can be found online by going to Google and typing in “recycled newspaper art.” Good luck and have fun!
— image credit: photo submitted

Wait! Done reading the latest edition of the Nelson Star? Don’t toss it in your blue box or crumple it for the wood stove.

The Star is hosting an online contest (with a print component) asking readers to get creative with their newspaper. Young and old, use that paper to create a piece of artwork, take a photo and upload it to our Nelson Star contest page at nelsonstar.com (top of home page icon in blue).

There are some fantastically creative people in this community and inspirational ideas online should you Google “recycled newspaper art” — did you know you can make yarn from newspapers?! The sky’s the limit — or should we say the recycling bin’s the limit.

“We thought this would be a great, fun project to get everyone’s creative energy going and use recycled materials,” says Star publisher Karen Bennett. “We are hoping to get the schools involved for the kid’s category. And we can’t wait to see some of the ideas that come forward. Nelson is such an artistic community.”

The contest will run from February 1 to March 27 for submissions and then the public will vote. A winner will be selected in both adult and children’s categories.

Winners will be announced in VURB on April 12 and will have their photo on the front page with their creation. An artistic hub, 4Cats Art Studio is on board as a major sponsor with prizes provided for both adult and children’s categories.

 

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