The Upcycle Challenge 2016

What is the Upcycle Challenge 2016?

It's simple really. We're challenging you to unearth the creativity within and create something new out of something breathe new life into an item or material that you source - bonus points if you find it on FreeTrade Ireland!!!

So if you can find something and renovate it or turn it into something completely different but usable then we want to see it!

There are cash prizes at stake and the competition will close at 5pm on Friday 30th of September.

All entries will be judged and Regional winners will be chosen at the end of the competition and announced during Reuse Month in October.

How to Enter

  1. Source something old or unwanted 
  2. Take a 'Before' photo
  3. Turn it into something new (whether that's cleaning it up and repainting it or repurposing it for a different use, that's up to you)
  4. Take an 'After' photo
  5. Fill in the entry form
  6. Send to

It's that simple!

And now....get upcycling!!!

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