St Luke’s CARES’ Upcycling competition

The ‘Save Money, Save The Planet’ campaign being run by St Luke’s CARES is holding an ‘Upcycling’ competition and there are cash prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling repurposes unwanted materials and turns them into something great. The competition is for people to craft something from items that would otherwise go to waste.

Organisers suggest such things as: making a sculpture out of junk; weaving a basket from plastic bags; or even make a lampshade from old cassettes, but you can make anything, from anything!

The judges also want to hear your story – what have you made and why did you make it – suggesting you take photos as you go along. And they want to you to be imaginative and creative.

There are four categories: primary school age children; secondary school age children, individual adults and groups. The winners in the first three categories will receive £25, the group winners will get £50.

Drop off your entry at St Luke’s CARES charity shop on Dewsbury Road or at The Watsonian Pavilion in Cross Flatts Park on Thursday 2 November.

There will be an exhibition of the entries in the Watsonian Pavilion on Friday 3 November as part of a Craft and Upcycling Activity Day, running from 9:30am-1:30pm with the competition winners being announced at 2pm.

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