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challenge 20

Closing date: 25th of October

We got Ireland thinking creatively about reuse. Thank you to all who took part in the #upcyclechallenge19, we had so many amazing entries and it was extremely difficult to award just 8 [we had to add some extra as they were all so good]. We will be back in 2020 so get your thinking caps on and we’ll let you know when applications are open again.

You can check out the 2019 winners here

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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,  be sure to submit some pictures of the before, during and after the transformation, make sure to let us know why you did what you did and we want to know what was your inspiration.

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

Check out the 2019 winners

how to enter

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The Prizes!

A €750 prize sponsored by each waste region [Connaught Ulster, Eastern Midlands, Southern]
A €750 prize in a national Men’s Sheds / Organisation 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

The 2019 competition is closed we’ll be back in 2020 

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