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See the Winning Entry in Disney’s Environmental Art Challenge

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Every year, the Environmental Art Challenge invites cast members from the Disneyland Resort to compete in a recycling challenge. The competition encourages the cast to “reuse items found in their areas to create amazing works of art, inspiring others by bringing their love of Disney and the environment together,” says Disney Parks Blog.

The winners of this year’s event, Jodi Ferron and Katie Taylor, created something beautiful that has to be seen to be believed. When I think about a recycling art competition, I can’t help but think of empty toilet paper rolls and pipe cleaners, but of course, Disney does it better. Jodi and Katie created something worthy of its own figurine on shopDisney.com and so cleverly constructed from items like colored pencils. Very impressive!

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Disneyland Resort sketch artists Jodi Herron and Katie Taylor (above) used 1,923 colored pencils—representing the year The Walt Disney Company was founded—to create a mini replica sketch desk and take first place in this year’s Environmental Art Challenge.

“Jodi and Katie’s creation was inspired by the Disney100 Celebration, depicting sketches of Mickey Mouse throughout the company’s history to commemorate its roots.

Disney Parks Blog

See more of the entries by clicking here.

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

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