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APPLY NOW! 2017 Sterling Bank Recyclart Competition ‘Turn Waste to Art’

The competition serves as a means to preserve culture by empowering young artists and emerging talent nationally. To participate, create an original piece of art made from recycled and repurposed materials to be exhibited at a public space.

The competition will reward 4 Grand Prize Winners with repurposed structures representing one of the 4 locations Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Abuja. .

Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.

1. Entry is open to all Nigerian citizens residing in Nigeria except employees of Sterling Bank Plc (and their family members).

2. All entrants must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age will be required.

3. Use of a false name, age or address will result in disqualification.

4. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will not be valid and will be deemed void.

5. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

6. All entries must culturally resonate with one of the 4 states listed – Lagos, Rivers, Abuja and Ogun States.


All 4 Grand Prize Winners winners will receive N1,000,000 each and a chance for a solo exhibition in one Sterling Bank public community park, roundabout or space in one of the 4 Sterling Bank zonal locations- Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Abuja.



1. Log on to and fill out the bio application form to get a reference number/code.
2. Using the reference code, email a 300-word written description of your intended artwork, stating the method of execution and waste materials to be used also include a sketch and send to The documents must be sent in .pdf format.

To participate:
[Participant’s LAST NAME] _ [Participant’s FIRST NAME]_reference code_title.pdf

Example- AWOLOWO_DANIEL_0001_Proposal.pdf


For more information, kindly visit the official website HERE.

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