Trash into Treasure

Trash into Treasure is an art sculpture competition showcasing art sculptures created by students from used and recycled materials.

Create a sculpture that relates to sustainable living or waste themes, made from used or recycled materials. For example you could use plastic spoons to make a peacock or bottle caps to create a fish, you could use absolutely any trash items to create absolutely anything - let your imagination run wild!

Selected sculptures will be on display on Level 2 in the Library during Sustainapalooza, where public voting will take place for the week (9am, 18th September - 12pm, 23rd September 2017). The winners will then be announced during the Sustainapalooza Pizza Party on Friday 23rd September 2017.  

To enter you must fill out the survey below and send 5 clear images of your sculpture along with your name and Trash into Treasure Entry in the subject line to

With $500 worth of prizes to be won...what's stopping you? Entries are open NOW and will close 5pm Monday 11th September. 

Competition T & C's

  • Students must provide 5 clear images of their sculpture at different angles.
  • The sculpture must be free standing and no more than 1m high and 80cm wide.
  • Do not use any organic materials.
  • Entries close 5pm Monday 11th September - late entries will not be accepted.
  • Exhibition and voting opens 9am Monday 18th September and will close 12pm Friday 23rd September.
  • Catergories: People's Choice Award and Judges Choice Award.
  • Winners will be announced during the Sustainapalooza Pizza Party on Friday 23rd September.
  • Winners will receive a $250 voucher of their choice.
  • Let us know if you would like to your sculpture back after the exhibition closes.
  • If you have any questions or queries please email