Piggy bank art project made from upcycled materials

TRASHformation: upcycled art challenge

Contest updates

Watch for TRASHformation2021 updates on this page and on social media at:

  • #ZeroWaste2040
  • @greenestcity

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Contact us

Send your questions about the challenge to Trashformation@vancouver.ca

Thank you to all the students who participated in TRASHformation2020. We received some amazing entries with some truly inspiring stories.

Keep up the good work and we look forward to your participation this coming fall. Check back on this page for information on Trashformation2021.

About TRASHformation

TRASHformation is an art challenge open to Vancouver students from kindergarten to grade 12. It aims to raise awareness of current environmental issues like climate change and pollution of our waterways.

TRASHformation provides an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents and gives them a platform where they can express their views on the impact of waste on our city and planet.

The aim is to change the way participants think about waste generation by transforming trash into treasure. 


​​​​​​​Elementary 1 - K to grade 3


Harlow, grade 2 
​​​​​​​Turtle Green Pants sitting on Rocks

Elementary 2 - grade 4 to 7

Daniel and friends (Abigail and Kaleana), grade 5
Poisson the Angler

Secondary - grade 8 to 12

Naomi, grade 9
Jellyfish & Ephyra

Secondary - grade 8 to 12

Casey, grade 12
​​​​​​​My PET Polar Bear

Contest rules