Trash to Treasure Challenge

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The Challenge

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.

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.


Photo entries may be submitted between Sunday, Sept. 1 through Fri., Oct. 18.  Photo entries must be received by Friday, Oct. 18

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

Finalist artwork to the Wildlife Conservation Center by Saturday, Nov. 9

Winners Announced Via Facebook Live on Friday, Nov. 15

Awards Morning Reception on Sat., Nov. 16

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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