Eco Awareness Day and Fashion Fest 2023
Manitoba Eco-Awareness Day and Fashion Fest is a province-wide contest, encouraging students to create striking works of wearable art from recyclable materials.
Sponsored by Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba.
Fashion Fest aims to inspire and ignite passion in students while educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing.
The challenge is to rework recyclable items into one-of-a-kind fashion designs. All materials used must either be blue-bin recyclable (visit https://simplyrecycle.ca/recyclepedia for a full list of items eligible for blue-bin recycling in your municipality) or otherwise re-useable. Finalists will be invited to wear their designs at the Fashion Fest
Friday, May 5, 2023 at CF Polo Park.
There will be environmental booths set up at the event for students to learn about recycling and more. All students grades K-12 in Manitoba are welcome to participate. Students may enter as an individual or as a team of up to three students in your grade category. One finalist from each grade and material category will be selected to compete for the grand prize. The grade categories are as follows:
All students grades K-12 in Manitoba are welcomed to participate. Students may enter as an individual or as a team of up to three students in your grade category.
One finalist from each grade and material category will be selected to compete for the grand prize. The grade categories are as follows:
Kindergarten – Grade 5 Grade 6 – 9 Grade 10 – 12
The materials allowed include:
1. Materials that would otherwise be recycled in the blue bin
(see list of allowable materials at: http://simplyrecycle.ca/)
2. Materials that cannot be recycled in the blue bin but can be reused
(items found at thrift shops, plastic bags, any repurposed materials that would otherwise go to the landfill)
Items NOT allowed are:
· Items purchased new and then repurposed
· new fabric/garments purchased to create the base of your design, then covered with recycled materials (used clothing can be used as a base)
Deadline for submissions of entries: April 7, 2023.
Please send photos and a description of your entry (including materials used) to:
Tom Ethans email@example.com
Include your name, grade, teacher’s name, and school
Prizes include gift certificates from CF Polo Park, movie passes to Scotia Bank Theatre, passes to Assiniboine Park Zoo, and a pizza lunch for your classroom