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Upcycled Wild Craft Contest

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

As we countdown to Party for the Planet coming up April 5-13, it’s time to kick-off the earth-friendly event with a contest!

Turn trash into treasure and enter the Upcycled Wild Craft Contest. Photo by Ryan Hawk, craft by Sara Schaad/Woodland Park Zoo.

Transform trash into treasure for the zoo’s Upcycled Wild Craft Contest. Use non-recyclable items including bottle caps, old furniture or food packaging to make artful creations that reduce waste and look wild!

Contest entries will be judged in the following age categories:
  • Ages 5-8 
  • Ages 9-13 
  • Ages 14-18 
  • Ages 19 + up 

Entries will be accepted March 29 – April 11. Drop yours off at the zoo’s West Entrance with a completed entry form. All entries will be displayed in the zoo’s West Plaza and on Woodland Park Zoo’s Pinterest board.

Upcycling is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Photo by Kirsten Pisto/Woodland Park Zoo. 

One winner will be selected in each age group and receive a Real Close Tour for two people and an upcycled item from the zoo’s Conservation Commerce. One of the four winners will be chosen as the overall winner and win an upgraded Conservation Commerce item.

Upcycling is just one way to keep trash out of the landfill and be a better steward for the planet. At Party for the Planet, every day is Earth Day as we explore more ways to take care of wildlife and wild places together. From April 5-13, join us for guided eco tours around the zoo and daily talks and programs spotlighting ways to protect the planet. On April 11, we'll host an e-cycling event to help keep toxic materials out of the enviornment. Get the full schedule and come party with us!