Trashformation artwork
Coffee Pod Turtle and Babies by Dezi, 2021 entry (Grade 4-7)

TRASHformation: upcycled art challenge

Contest updates

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  • #ZeroWaste2040
  • @greenestcity

Get inspired: View entry photos from 2022

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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.

2022 winners

Elementary 1 - K to grade 3

Vladimir, grade 3
Snowball the Hedgehog

Elementary 2 - grade 4 to 7

Ava, grade 5
Crystal the Dragon and her Nest of Eggs

Secondary - grade 8 to 12

Elizabeth, grade 8
Friends Under the Sea

Contest rules