Trash to Treasure Contest

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708
About the Event: Meet the winners and see their creative projects.  All participants are invited to display their piece at the award reception. The event is open to the public.


Trash to Treasure Logo 2022

Another person's trash could be your ticket to a winning art piece!  Join Stark Parks, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District, Ohio Ocean Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore Canton for our annual upcycle art contest in celebration of America Recycles Day! We’re looking for the most unique piece of art made entirely of recycled items.

Submissions and Rules for Entry

  • Project must be constructed of used, recyclable materials such as, but not limited to, tires, electronics, cardboard, aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, etc. - Discover lots of reusable materials at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Canton (1400 Raff Rd SW Suite B Canton, OH 44710) or your local recycling center!
  • Fastening materials may include tape, glue, and/or string.
  • Art may be a sculpture or functional piece of art. Creativity is key!
  • Artists will retain ownership of their art after the contest.
  • Entry is limited to one per person, with the exception of class projects. Anyone entering with a class may also enter under another category with a different piece of art.

1. Use the photo submission form that found at the bottom of this page to enter the contest Sept. 1 until Oct. 20.
2. Finalist photos selected and posted on Facebook on Nov. 1
3. Finalist artwork to the Exploration Gateway by Nov. 8
4. Winners Selected and Announced Via Facebook on Nov. 15
5. Awards Reception (open to public).  Artwork will be on display through Nov. 30.

Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park

Trash to Treasure participants have been hard at work putting together magnificent pieces of recycled art! Check out art pieces and celebrate the winners with us. Finalists for the contest will be selected by a panel of community judges and winners will be announced on November 18th. This event is open to the public.


Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and Adult (18+)

Class Project/Club (Classroom setting with at least two students working together).  Award to the classroom teacher or advisor.

Trash to Treasure Entry Form

Trash to Treasure Entry Form


Please fill out the information in each box below and upload your artwork photos to enter the contest. Thank you for participating in the Trash to Treasure Contest!

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