Sign up to join our Trash to Art Competition and win a $200 cash prize !

Sign up to join our Trash to Art Competition and win a $200 cash prize !


Once again Friends of Kootenay Lake is raising awareness of pollution on Kootenay Lake by having a Trash to Art competition!

We are encouraging you to get outside and pick up some garbage from around Kootenay Lake and then turn it into art! The art will then be taken to our community outreach events around the lake as a way to create awareness about garbage pollution in the Lake. Community members will vote on their favorite creation and the one with the most votes by the end of the summer will win a $200 cash prize! 

This is the second annual Trash to Art competition, the first year was very successful, lots of incredible art was made as well lots of garbage was cleaned up and awareness created.

The rules are as follows:

    1. Submissions must be exclusively comprised of fully recyclable/reusable materials and can include painting, collage, sculpture, drawing, or product design from found objects.
    2. Participants are encouraged to use reused materials to hold their piece together (twist ties, rubber bands, old string, etc.).
    3. The finished art pieces will be displayed alongside a photos story documenting the clean-up around Kootenay lake and the public will vote on their favorite piece to determine a winner
    4. Art pieces need to be submitted to Friends of Kootenay Lake by July 15th

We invite everyone to participate regardless of age or artistic ability.

To sign up fill out this google form

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