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AJYELN Indonesia Fellows Organized an Eco Art And Mini Craft Challenge with 212 Student Participants in SMA Negeri Seribu Bukit

Figure 1. Winners of the Eco Art Challenge with their winning artworks. 

From October 30 to November 10, 2023, SMA Negeri Seribu Bukit organized the Eco Art and Mini Craft competition. The evaluation of the artworks took place on November 11, 2023, involving the participation of 212 students from several year levels. The main goal of the activity is to raise awareness about the dangers of waste, especially plastic waste, and encouraging understanding as well as solutions from the participants. 

Details of the event

  1. Date and Duration 
    The competition ran from October 30 to November 10, 2023, which gave participants two weeks to show their creativity. 
  2. Venue 
    The event was hosted at SMA Negeri Seribu Bukit, providing a vibrant and conducive environment for artistic expression. 
  3. Participants 
    Students from each class enthusiastically participated in the competition, contributing their unique perspectives and creativity. 
  4. Competition Categories 
    The competition featured two categories: Eco Art and Mini Craft, allowing participants to explore their artistic talents in different dimensions. 
  5. Evaluation Process 
    The evaluation of artworks took place on November 11, 2023, involving a panel of judges. Criteria included creativity, relevance to environmental issues, and the effectiveness of conveying solutions to the problem of plastic waste. 
  6. Main Objectives 
    The primary aim of the competition was to raise awareness about the hazards of waste, particularly plastic waste, among students. Simultaneously, the event aimed to encourage participants to deepen their understanding of the issue and propose innovative solutions. 
  7. Environmental Message 
    Participants were encouraged to incorporate a strong environmental message in their artworks, emphasizing the importance of responsible waste management and sustainable practices. 
  8. Collaborative Approach 
    The event fostered a collaborative spirit among students, providing a platform for them to collectively address environmental concerns through art and craft.
Figure 2. Student participants crafting their Mini Craft entries.

Key findings

  1. Diverse Creativity 
    Participants showed diverse and creative craftmanship in both Eco Art and Mini Craft categories, demonstrating a high level of artistic talent. The range of visually appealing sculptures and thought-provoking paintings reflected the students’ creativity. 
  2. Active Engagement and Enthusiasm 
    The competition sparked active engagement and enthusiasm among students, highlighting their eagerness to contribute to raising awareness about waste hazards. The vibrant atmosphere during the event reflects the genuine interest and passion of the participants. 
  3. Innovative Solutions and Environmental Messaging 
    Participants emphasized innovative solutions and critical thinking in addressing environmental challenges, proposing viable solutions in their artworks. Effective incorporation of strong environmental messages showed a positive shift in students’ mindset towards responsible waste management and sustainable practices. 
Figure 3. Winners of the challenge also received a reusable broom.


1) Positive Artistic Impact
  The competition resulted in a positive artistic impact which showed the ability of the students in
  addressing environmental issues creatively through Eco Art and Mini Craft. The quality and variety of
  artworks reflected a high awareness of waste-related challenges.

2) Encouraging Environmental Awareness
  The event successfully encouraged environmental awareness among participants, fostering a deeper
  understanding of the hazards of waste, particularly plastic waste. The incorporation of strong
  environmental messages in artworks highlighted a positive shift in the participants’ perspectives.

Number of participants

In the Eco Art and Mini Craft competition, participants include 212 students from grades 10 to 12 of high school. 

Figure 4. Judges and the team’s supervisor during the evaluation process.


1) Constructive Exchange of Ideas
  Feedback from participants and observers indicated a constructive exchange of ideas. Suggestions
  for improvement were noted and will be considered for future initiatives, ensuring continuous growth
  in promoting environmental consciousness within the school community.  

2) Future Initiatives Consideration 
  Participants and observers provided valuable insights that will be used to shape future initiatives. This
  feedback loop ensures that future events can be even more effective in promoting environmental
  awareness and sustainability.


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