I received the following information about a contest that the Township of Langley in association with the Langley Arts Council is putting on. In honour of Earth Day this April, both organizations are hosting the Upcycling Design Challenge.
Upcycling involves creating something new (either an art piece or something more functional like furniture) out of something that would otherwise be thrown away.
This is a judged contest with a first place price of $500, second place price of $200, and third place price of $100. All submissions will be displayed in an exhibition at the Langley Arts Council Gallery in April.
All pieces must be submitted between April 8 and April 13 to the Langley Arts Council Gallery at 20550 Fraser Highway. Details about the contest, including the entry form, can be found on the Township of Langley's website. The contest is open to City and Township residence.
While I’m not and artist and won’t be submitting an entry, I think this is a very innovative way to celebrate Earth Day and bring awareness around the issue of waste generation in Langley.