The winner of TRASHformation 2020 is an angler fish made from trash.
Poisson the Angler by Daniel, Abigail, and Kaleana (Grade 4-7)

TRASHformation: upcycled art challenge

Contest updates

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

  • #ZeroWaste2040
  • @greenestcity

Get inspired: View entry photos from 2021

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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.

The contest has been extended to Sunday, November 14 at 5pm.


Elementary 1 - K to grade 3

Ashwolfe, grade 2 

Elementary 2 - grade 4 to 7

Ella, Nourah, Olivia, grade 4

Secondary - grade 8 to 12

Mikaela, grade 12
Berry'd Bones

Contest rules