Free Open Call
for Artists and Designers

  • Organization: Kenektid Inc.

  • Website:

  • Country: United States

  • Location: New York, NY

  • Opportunity Type: Call for entry/ Free open call Opportunity

  • Discipline: All visual art

  • Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2019


Artwork Guideline & Open Call Process


1. Pick a category

The color will be your background color(theme color) in your art; Blue, Green or Grey scale


The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from


Please refer to the below artworks for your understanding

Green Category / Mixed Paper, Cardboard

Blue Category / Metal, Plastic, Glass, Carton

Black Category / Landfill


2. Pick one specific item in the category

The item will be the subject in your art



3. Create your art in square format

5” x 5”, 300dpi Jpeg (up to 4 MB)



Beer Can

Holiday in Blue, 2018

Digital, New York, NY

Ellie Ji Yang





4. Please submit your artwork image to



5. Please fill out the below caption of your artwork

Category *
Your Name *
Your Name


6. We will post your artwork on our Instagram page

Let us spread out your arts and our message ‘Recycling Is Culture’.

*If the artwork subject is out of the color theme and the category, it may not be posted.



7. We will exhibit selected artworks at our gallery


The exhibition is planned on February 2019 at Kenektid X Gallery, New York, NY




Q : How many artworks can I submit?
A : You can submit as many as you want : )



Please find out which category that your subject belongs to

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from

Metal (all kinds)

  • metal cans (soup, pet food, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, etc.)

  • aluminum foil and foil products (wrap and trays)

  • metal caps and lids

  • household metal items (wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, small appliances that are mostly metal, certain vehicle license plates, etc.)

  • bulky metal items (large metal items, such as furniture, cabinets, large mostly metal appliances, DOES NOT INCLUDE electronic devices banned from disposal)


  • glass bottles and jars ONLY

Plastic (rigid plastics)

  • plastic bottles, jugs, and jars

  • rigid plastic caps and lids

  • rigid plastic food containers (yogurt, deli, hummus, dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, “clamshell” containers, other rigid plastic take-out containers)

  • rigid plastic non-food containers (such as “blister-pack” and “clamshell” consumer packaging, acetate boxes)

  • rigid plastic housewares (flower pots, mixing bowls, plastic appliances, etc.)

  • bulk rigid plastic (crates, buckets, pails, furniture, large toys, large appliances, etc.)

Note:  Rigid plastic is any item that is mostly plastic resin—it is relatively inflexible and maintains its shape or form when bent.


  • Food and beverage cartons

  • Drink boxes

  • Aseptic packaging (holds beverages and food: juice, milk and non-dairy milk products, soup, etc.)

Please empty and rinse metal, glass, plastic and cartons containing food before recycling.

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from


  • newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, mixed paper

  • white and colored paper (lined, copier, computer; staples are ok)

  • mail and envelopes (any color; window envelopes are ok)

  • receipts

  • paper bags (handles ok)

  • wrapping paper

  • soft-cover books (phone books, paperbacks, comics, etc.; no spiral bindings) (schools should follow their school  book recycling procedures)


  • cardboard egg cartons

  • cardboard trays

  • smooth cardboard (food and shoe boxes, tubes, file folders, cardboard from product packaging)

  • pizza boxes (remove and discard soiled liner; recycle little plastic supporter with rigid plastics)

  • paper cups (waxy lining ok if cups are empty and clean; recycle plastic lids with rigid plastics)

  • corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened and tied together with sturdy twine)

Please empty and rinse metal, glass, plastic and cartons containing food before recycling.

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from

The NYC Department of Sanitation [Website] (August, 2018) Retrieved from

Not Accepted

  • Paper with heavy wax or plastic coating (candy wrappers, take-out and freezer containers, etc.)

  • Soiled or soft paper (napkins, paper towels, tissues)

  • Hardcover books (schools should follow their school  book recycling procedures)

  • Batteries

  • Electronic devices banned from disposal

  • Printer cartridges

  • Glass items other than glass bottles and jars (such as mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics, and glassware)

  • Window blinds

  • Foam plastic items (such as foam food service containers, cups and trays, foam protective packing blocks, and, and foam packing peanuts)

  • Flexible plastic items (such as single-serve food and drink squeezable pouches and tubes such as toothpaste, lotion, cosmetics, or sports balls such as basketballs, bowling balls, soccer balls, footballs, yoga balls)

  • Film plastic (such as plastic shopping bags and wrappers.) Bring plastic bags and film to participating stores for recycling

  • Cigarette lighters and butane gas lighters

  • Cassette and VHS tapes

  • Pens and markers

  • “Tanglers” (such as cables, wires, cords, hoses)

  • Rigid plastic containers containing medical “sharps” or disposable razors

  • Containers that held dangerous or corrosive chemicals