At the Hall on the 1st floor of Irawat Phatthana Building, Bangkok City Hall II, Din Daeng District, Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) held the BMA garbage truck decorating and design contest with the aim to raise social awareness, increase recognition, and enhance understanding among the public, as well as to encourage public participation, regarding the BMA waste management. It was also to promote the 3R principles (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) so that the people reduce and separate waste at the source; and to increase the BMA’s public relations channel for waste reduction and separation through new types of creative media that can reach a large number of people. The public had been invited to submit the design artworks for decorating the BMA garbage truck from November 12, 2020 to April 30, 2021. The contest was divided into two categories: the 2 tons capacity garbage trucks for primary and secondary school students and the 5 tons capacity garbage trucks for college or university students and the general public.
The total of 1,266 sticker design artworks for decorating BMA garbage trucks were submitted in the contest: 846 artworks for 2 tons capacity garbage trucks and 420 artworks for 5 tons capacity garbage trucks. Selection committee members comprising experts from Silpakorn University, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Thai Graphic Designer Association, and representatives from the BMA organizations had already selected 50 artworks during the first round. After that, only 20 artworks from each category will be selected. The public can vote for their most favorite artwork (the winner will receive the Popular Vote Prize) via the Facebook page: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration by Public Relation Office. The date for the popular vote will be announced soon.