How Does this Program Support Our Mission?
Increases reuse and innovation of valuable resources by community members through sharing them on an open platform.
Who Is This Program Best Suited For?
OPEN TO ALL AGES of individuals and groups e.g. schools, families, clubs and organizations on Hawai‘i Island.
When Is This Program Available?
January 15 to July 15 : Accepting Entries
August 15: Top 20 Entries Announced
August 15 – October 15: Online Exhibit Open to Public for Viewing and Voting
November 15 – Peoples’ Choice Award Announced
How Does This Program Work?
The Art & Crafts of UPCycling Project is a revamped RH program to promote the reuse, recycle, repurpose & repair of discarded materials for art, craft, functional & inventive projects.
*Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling
Participants will demonstrate how they REUSE, RECREATE, REPURPOSE or RECLAIM unwanted materials and items to upcycle into art, craft, functional or inventive products.
Criteria for entries:
1. Design, assembly, method or technique done by registrant is original.
2. Made primarily from reusable materials with limited use of new or non-recyclable items.
3. One or more of the following areas are demonstrated:
Preserving/Protecting Hawai‘i’s Natural Environment
Entries appear in a virtual gallery on Recycle Hawaii’s Website/Facebook; viewers can vote for the People’s Choice Award.
PARTICIPATE in The Arts & Crafts of UPCycling!