Trash to Treasure Challenge

A list of finalists for 2019 Trash to Treasure Contest

Finalists and Award Reception

The winners have been chosen, the award reception is scheduled, and you are invited to attend.

View Winners and Finalists

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708
About the Event: Meet the winners, see their creative projects, and enjoy a sweet treat from Stark-Tusc-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District.  All participants are invited to display their piece at the award reception.

View the entire gallery of submissions below.

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Categories and Prizes

Grades K-5, 6-8 & 9-12, Class Project, Adult (18+)

Prizes in Grades K-12 & Adults Categories

First Place: $75     Honorable Mention: $25

Prize for Class Project:     First Place: $50

Gift cards to Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Canton will also be awarded to first place and Honorable Mention winners.

Rules and Regulations

  • 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.


Another person’s trash could be your ticket to a winning art piece!  Join Friends of Stark Parks and partners, Stark Parks, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore Canton for our second 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. Don’t toss it, reuse it and you could win a cash prize! Finalists will be selected by a panel of community judges.  Art will be displayed at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

Finalists selected and posted on Facebook on Friday, Nov. 1

Finalist artwork to the Exploration Gateway by Saturday, Nov. 9

Winners Announced Via Facebook Live on Friday, Nov. 15

Awards Morning Reception on Sat., Nov. 16

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