DRUMROLL PLEASE: The Art of Recycling shortlist announced

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The shortlisted entries will now go on display in Abu Dhabi Mall before the overall winners are announced in early February

And the moment we have all been waiting for is here!

Drumroll please…

Following extensive and diligent work from our three esteemed judges, and over two months of poring over the stunning sustainable artwork submitted by over 400+ creative minds, it’s time to announce the shortlisted entries for the Art of Recycling.

This year’s campaign has emerged as a resounding success, thanks in large part to the overwhelming response from the community, keeping Team Yalla and Abu Dhabi Mall on their toes as entries poured in before the turn of the year.

It is a true testament to the quality and standard of the projects this season that the judges found themselves having a very difficult time coming to a decision and whittling down the shortlist to a little over 100 entries before finally selecting the winners.

From the most humble and adorable entries in the Nurseries category, all the way up to the deep and stimulating art pieces of the Adult Individual categories, the striking work and response blew us away.

The successful shortlisted entries will now take pride of place in the main atrium at Abu Dhabi Mall, where they will remain on display accompanied by a description of the art piece.

The community of Abu Dhabi came together to create something for the greener good, and it is now ready for you to witness in its full glory.

And while every single project deserved praise, don’t be disheartened if you don’t find yourself in the shortlisted category this time around. The Art of Recycling will be back in earnest. Watch this space!

We want to take this time out to thank everyone who got involved in the initiative to make it the success it has been, and a special thank you to the teachers who encouraged and promoted the projects in their schools and nurseries.

But there’s more!

The overall winners in each section will be announced in early February with an awards ceremony set to take place for the official handover of accolades. Stay tuned and watch this space for more information on the same, for now, here’s the full shortlist for Season 2 of The Art of Recycling



Sunrise International School- Aiden Binoy

Sunrise International School- Joshua Subin

Orange Seeds Nursery-Preschool A

Orange Seeds Nursery-Preschool B

Yellow Submarine Nursery, Al Zeina

BIS AD- Nicole Sheryl Sam

Islamiya English School- Sayyida Khadeejah

Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School- KG1E Orange

Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School- KG2A Blue

Aspen Heights British School- Nursery

Aspen Heights British School- FS2

Aspen Heights British School-AHBS Nursery

GEMS Winchester School-Jaiden Joji

Islamiya English School-Areej Shoaib

Islamiya English School- Shaheer



Al Watan School- Mohamed Ameri

Al Watan School- Hind Nasser

Sunrise International School AD- Dheeman Mohanty

Abu Dhabi Homeschoolers Association- Iman AbdulGhani

Sunrise International School AD- Jonelle Phinoj

Muna British Academy- Adwik Gaur

Abu Dhabi Indian School, Muroor- Nakshatra Perumal

Abu Dhabi Grammar School- Warda Waqas

St. Joseph School- Vanessa Rose Gracias

BIS AD- Jeremy Joy Sam

Merryland International School- Sujaya Vigneshwaran

Brighton College-May Alayyan

ADNOC School- Hind Al Zaabi

ADNOC School- Mai Al Rumaithi

BIS AD- Harriet Lee

Al Yasat Private School- Mooza Saad Kharji…

AL Yasat Private School- Khalifa Essa

Al Watan School- Zayed Alkhoori

Al Manhal International School- Salem Mohammad

BIS AD- Haya Alameri

Brighton College-Sophia Anderson

International Academic School

Diyafah International School-Gharib Salem

International School of Choueifat-Mulaikah Qazi

International Community School- Stephan Jack Massouh



Abu Dhabi Grammar School- Wania Waqas

Amity International School- Marco Tucker-Brown

BIS AD- Marcos Gonzales

Summit International School- Haula

Summit International School- Zahra Abudlrahman

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi- Ellen Broeden

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Lyra Xu

Summit International School- Aalia Afridi

Summit International School- Sahar Afridi

Sunrise International School- R. Sonia

Canadian International School- Kaliste Ostrogovic

Canadian International School- Yasmine Hidri

Canadian International School- Sophia Ali

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Tharuni Santhosh

Merryland International School- Vishnu Subbiah

Sheih Zayed Private School for Girls- Mariam, Fatima…

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Harishwari

Repton Abu Dhabi- Grace McAndrews

GEMS United Indian School- Afsheen Banu Sheikh

Islamiya English School- Kinza Fatima

Islamiya English School- Mariam Kazi

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Muhammad Afthab

Ajyal International School-Afraa Almazrouei

Ajyal International School- Obaid Faisal Almarzooqi

Ajyal International School- Nada Almarzooqi

GEMS Winchester School- Hasan Shahzad Ali

ADNOC School- Maleeha Qazi

International School of Choueifat, Mushriff- Momina Qazi

Al Shohub School- Shamma Katheri, Maryam Jaberi

Diyafah International School- Srimoyee Roy

Diyafah International School- Amna Najma

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Mohammed Hani

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Avantika Sajeer

GEMS Cambridge School- Sachit Bhajat

GEMS Winchester School- Ilham Wahyu

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Mouhammed Rashed

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Shiza Fatima

Abu Dhabi Indian School


Adult Individuals

Miranda Pavlidou

Shilpa Poojary

Anju Santhosh

Jyothi Jacob

Valanie Gracias

Gail Monteiro

Grainne Kavanaugh

Komal Shah

Kaniamudhu Kandiasamy

Allyssa Valdehueza

Madiha Shah

Aisha Ismail


Priya S.

Sushant Bhagat

Zinea Fullonton

Animesh Khandelwal

Mark Flores

Mansoora Begum

Kenuth Sathsilu

Esther Mulaka

Wilson Aluad Jr.


POD U-12

Al Watan School- Abdulla Al Harthi

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Ruth Thomas

GEMS Cambridge School- Dhananjayan


POD O-12

Future Rehabilitation Center- Heroes Class 1

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Mohamed Abdulrahman

Abu Dhabi Indian School- Sharvesh Prabhu


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