challenge 19

Closing date: 25th of October

We want Ireland to get thinking creatively about reuse. We are so looking forward to seeing what creative ideas #UpcycleChallenge19 will bring, so why not join in and take part!

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what is the #upcyclechallenge?

It’s simple really.

We’re challenging you to unearth the imagination within and create something new out of something old…to breathe new life into an old or unwanted item or material.

So if you can find something old and renovate it or turn it into something completely different but still usable then we want to see it!

When entering please remember that we need to see the journey you’ve taken so take some pictures before, during and after the transformation, make sure to let us know why you did what you did, whats your incorporation.

The competition is open to everyone and we have amazing cash prizes up for grabs, yes cash!

Check out some of our previous entries for some inspiration

how to enter

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The Prizes!

A €750 prize per waste region [Connaught Ulster, Eastern Midlands, Southern]
A €750 prize in a national Men’s Sheds Category
An EPA Special prize €750 for the most creative upcycled item using plastic
A Waste Region Special prize €750 as voted by the public on social media.

Closing date: 25th of October

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All entries will be judged and winners will be chosen and an awards ceremony will take place during European Week for Waste Reduction (16th – 24th November)

The Upcycle Challenge is brought to you by the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme and the three Regional Waste Management Offices

By Submitting an entry for the competition you agree to the Terms & Conditions

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