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challenge 20

Closing date: Friday 30th October

The Upcycle Challenge is live for 2020 so we want you to get thinking creatively. In 2019 we were blown away buy the number and the calibre of entries so this year we have added a few more categories and have asked that you tell us a little bit more about what you are doing and why you have chosen a particular project.

Why not check out the 2019 winners here for some inspiration.

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what is the #upcyclechallenge?

It’s simple really.

MyWaste and the EPA are 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!

€750 from each waste region [CUR, EMWR, SR]

€750 for the EPA special prize

€750 for Community Group/s

€750 for the Men’s Shed

€750 for Schools

€750 for The Professionals

€750 for The Public Vote

Closing date: Friday 30th 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 (21st – 29th 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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