Upcycling Design Challenge

Turn Trash into Treasure

The 2017 Upcycling Design Challenge is closed.

The following is for informational purposes only.

Upcycling involves taking waste material that would otherwise end up in our landfills and turning it into something valuable. Candy wrappers transformed into a new purse? Old glass bottles become a funky chandelier? The options are limited by your own creativity!

Take the challenge and create something amazing.

You could win!

People’s Choice Award: $500 Willowbrook Gift Card
Best in Show: $300
Best Use of Challenge Material (Styrofoam): $200
Most Practical: $150
Best Youth (ages 10-17): $150

Side tables turned kids play kitchen

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Upcycling Design Challenge? 
The amount of waste thrown away each day is staggering. We are overusing our resources and filling up our landfills at an incredible rate. The Upcycling Design Challenge aims to remind people that, with a little creativity, what was old can be new again — perhaps even better than it once was! The community exhibit will also showcase resident and budding artists and bring the community out for an enjoyable evening together. 

Who can participate?
Ages 10 and up.

How do I enter and what are the contest rules? 
Contest rules can be found on the Contest Entry Form.  

How will the contest be judged?
The Langley Arts Council will judge the contest based on the following criteria:

Best in Show
creativity of material use (40%)
originality (20%)
percent found/recovered material (20%)
practicality (10%)
visual appeal (10%)

Best Use of Challenge Material (Styrofoam)
creativity of material use (40%)
originality (20%)
percent found/recovered material (20%)
practicality (10%)
visual appeal (10%)

Most Practical
Practicality (50%)
Creativity of material use (20%)
percent found/recovered material (20%)
Visual appeal (10%)

Best Youth (ages 10-17)
creativity of material use (40%)
originality (20%)
percent found/recovered material (20%)
practicality (10%)
visual appeal (10%)

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the individual whose entry receives the highest number of votes at the Upcycling exhibit at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre from May 10 until May 18 at 7:00pm. One vote per person.

View the contest poster.

View photos from the 20132014, 20152016 and 2017 contest to get inspired!

More Information

Engineering Division
604.532.7300
opsinfo@tol.ca

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