Creativity and recycling fuse in the VI annual Gadgets competition

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that the sixth edition of its competition to make a doll, model or gadget from recycled materials takes place this month. The event is organised by Adeje’s Department of Education under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, and is a chance for the council to recognise artistic creativity combined with the desire to care for the environment.  The full set of entry requirements are available at

img_2075-333-x-500This event is now a firm favourite and part of the San Andrés fiestas celebrations in the borough.  All pupils in Adeje municipality’s public infants and primary schools can take part through their schools, and entries must be brought to the centres between 21 and 25 November, with winning entries on show in the Adeje exhibition hall after the prize giving ceremony on 30 November.

Alonso Ferrera explained, “the Department of Creative Development, Sport and Education continues to support and encourage initiatives from our education centres, which is why, following the success of previous editions of this competition, and the high levels of student participation, we have continued to run the event. It is something that the whole family participates in, a key element in the construction of a society rich in values”.  The competition also encourages families to think about recycling and reusing materials, as well as fostering communication and participation.

The prizes are awarded to the students who, with the help of their families, have created an artistic work using recycled materials and this year there is no set theme, so people can use their imagination freely.  Originality will also be a factor in choosing the winner.

Every school will pick 12 finalists but the final winners will be chosen by an independent jury.  The entries must have the title of the work (only) appended and be accompanied by an sealed envelope with the name of the work on the outside, and the name of the student, the class they are in, age, and a contact number on the inside, as well as repeating the name of the work.

Each public education centre will have three prize winners (first, second and third) and three commendations.  Prizes will be vouchers for books and materials, €40, €25 and €15 with certificates for those receiving commendations, and all winning entries will form part of the exhibition.

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