Trash to Treasure Contest

When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 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, see their creative projects, and visit partner booths including Habitat for Humanity, Ohio Ocean Foundation, and Stark-Tusc-Wayne Recycling District.  All participants are invited to display their piece at the award reception. The event is open to the public.

Artwork will be displayed until Nov. 19 to Nov. 30, 2022.

2022 Entries and Award Winners

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 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. Don’t toss it, reuse it and you could win gift cards!

Thank you to all the participants in the 2022 contest.  All entries are included in the .pdf file below and the 1st and 2nd place projects are featured in the gallery below.

1. Use the photo submission form that found at the bottom of this page to enter the contest Sept. 1 until Oct. 22.
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)

Categories and Prizes

Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Adult (18+)

First Place: $50 Gift Card     Second Place: $25 Card

Class Project (Classroom setting with at least two students working together)

Prize for Classroom Category awarded to classroom teacher:
First Place: $75 Gift Card
Second Place: $50 Gift Card

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.