The awards ceremony that unveiled the winners of the contest Can Art&Design Festival took place during the Gala Awards for a Clean Environment on Friday 11 December 2015, in presence of representatives from the aluminum industry – Maarten G. Labberton, European Aluminium, and Andy Doran, Novelis. Other sponsors of the contest were IBM Romania, Auchan Supermarkets, UNARTE and ALRO, the Slatina based producer of primary aluminium.
The Can Art & Design Festival concept was launched in 2014 to demonstrate that used aluminium beverage cans are a valuable resource, not only for making new cans or other products but also reusing them for artistic purposes.
The second year of the contest saw more than 100 entries received in four categories: Can Bag Design, Product Design using used beverage cans, and hand-made art objects of used beverage cans by adults, and again by children. In addtion awards were given for the five most popular objects, based on voting on Facebook.
The winners of each category won EUR 500 and shopping vouchers were given to the winners of the Facebook competition :
Winners, voted for by the public on Facebook,:
The winning works for the four categories can be seen here:
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