Young re-inventor of the year

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Young people will solve problems and put their creativity to the test in this exciting initiative that encourages you to reuse, repurpose and upcycle before throwing away.

Share in $3000 in prizes including worm farms, compost bins, upcycling workshops and sustainability books.

Entries are now accepted from schools, early years learning centres, community groups and individuals 18 and under from across Western Australia thanks to support from the Waste Authority.

Early bird registrants will receive a $50 voucher for the Drop’n’Shop Reuse Centre!

Young re-inventor of the year can link to outcomes in Science, Arts, Technologies and Human Society and its Environment. See links to the Western Australian Curriculum here.

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The theme for 2017 is Gardens alive! Re-invent rubbish into something that brings your garden to life and send us a photo of your creation. It’s that simple.

See project ideas here

Entries from individuals 18 and under, classes or whole schools are welcome at both a Primary and High School level. Clubs, after school care and home schoolers are encouraged to participate.

How to enter

  1. Register the details of yourself or your school and how many re-inventions will be created
  2. Complete your Gardens alive! re-invention. Take a photo and submit it by Monday 23 October. Your submission should include photos of your invention along with a brief description (200 words maximum) of who made it and why.

All entrants will receive a participation certificate and be in the running to share in $3000 in prizes.

See examples of past entries

Prize winners will receive a sustainability pack tailored to help them and/or their school to become more sustainable.

Entries will be judged on:

  1. Relation to the 2017 theme (does your invention re-invent rubbish into something that brings your garden to life?)
  2. Use of an existing waste stream – does your invention use items that are routinely thrown away at your school or in your home or community?
  3. Practicality – is your invention useful? Does it suit its purpose?
  4. Aesthetics – Does your invention look appealing?

Young Re-inventor of the Year 2017 is proudly supported by REmida.

Young Re-inventor of the Year is funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account administered by the Waste Authority. 

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