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London Upcycling Show 2018 - Competition Information

Are you an amateur upcycler (over 18) or a community group burning to transform a pre-loved piece of furniture into an upcycled masterpiece? If so, take the challenge and enter our upcycling competition.

You could win one of these prizes:

  • £100 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘Overall Winner’
  • £100 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘Best in your Category’
  • £100 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘People’s Choice’

You need to live, work or study in one of the following north London boroughs: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Complete the online entry form by 12 noon on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

You can choose to upcycle furniture from one of five categories:

  • a bedside cabinet (for child)
  • an upright chair
  • an armchair
  • a side table
  • a chest of drawers

Or if you want it to be a surprise, we’ll choose one of the above categories for you! Places are limited to five entries per category.

Groundwork London will source and deliver a piece of furniture to participants, from your selected category.

Step 2: We will contact you to arrange delivery of the piece of furniture to your chosen address between 17 and 19 October 2018.

Step 3: Upcycle away! Methods can include painting, refurbishment, redecoration or use of the item for another purpose rather than its designated use as long as it can be reused within the home.

Step 4: Have your piece finished and ready for collection. We will call you to arrange a collection date by 9 November 2018 and time during that week. Let us know by 5 November 2018 if you want to take home your piece of furniture at the end of the show or donate it to the Groundwork London Loop project.

Step 5: Come along with friends and family on Sunday 18 November 2018 from 11am to 2 pm to see your work displayed and judged at the London Upcycling Show at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4JF. Plus enjoy all the great upcycling workshops, demonstrations, stalls and refreshments on offer at the show. The judges will give a prize for the best in each category, the overall winner plus there will be a ‘People’s Choice’ prize chosen by the public who visit the show.

Step 6: Depending on your decision at Step 4, either take your item home with you at the end of the show, or we’ll make sure it is delivered to one of Groundwork London’s Repurpose shops.

Please read through the Guidance Notes and Terms and Conditions for Entry to check your eligibility before applying, and good luck.

London Upcycling Competition: Click here to complete the entry form

Please take note of these key dates:

Competition entry: 25 September - 16 October 2018

Delivery of furniture to your home: 17 - 19 October 2018

Collection of furniture deadline: 9 November 2018

Exhibition and judging: 18 November 2018 (11am - 2pm)

Please note, if there are more than 25 competition entrants (or more than five entrants in each category) then entrants will be drawn by lot by a Groundwork London member of staff.

More information on how North London Waste Authority and Groundwork London treat personal data can be found here.