Upcycle 2017 Winners Announcement

Following a tough deliberation process we are pleased to announce the winners of the Upcycle Challenge 2017.

This year in addition to the overall category winners a certificate of Honourable Mention will also be awarded to 3 entrants in each category. This reflects the high standard of entries received.

On behalf of the competition sponsors and judges we want to extend a huge congratulations to this year’s winners and honourable mentions! We are delighted to see that Ireland’s upcycling community is growing from strength to strength and would like to thank everyone for their inspired entries.

The winners and honourable mentions for the Upcycle Challenge 2017 are…

Category: Men’s Sheds:
Section Winner: Allihies Men’s Shed (Co. Cork); 6 Seater Garden Table
Honourable Mentions to:  (in no particular order)
Letterkenny Men’s Shed (Co. Donegal); Chess Table
Gort Men’s Shed (Co. Galway); Storage Chest from pallets
Dublin 12 Men’s Shed (Dublin); Wishing Well
Category: Eastern-Midlands Waste Region:
Section Winner: Hana Tesarova; Bag from bicycle tubes
Honourable Mentions to:  (in no particular order)
Andrew McVey; Piano Bar
Jerome Cully; Bee Hive from pallets
Stephen Hynes; Dog Kennel
Category: Connacht-Ulster Waste Region:
Section Winner: Martin McLoughlin; Sewing Machine Table
Honourable Mentions to:  (in no particular order)
Lorraine Carey; Coat Stand
Geraldine Timlin; Christmas Bulbs
Shane O’Donnell; Dog House
Category: Southern Waste Region:
Section Winner: IRD Duhallow Furniture Revamp; Tyre Foot Stool
Honourable Mentions to:  (in no particular order)
Conor Prendergast; Bench from old bed
David Froggatt; Children’s Climbing Frame
Geraldine Greene, Teacher in Doora NS & pupils of 3rd & 5th class group (ages 9 & 10); Exercise Equipment

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