The Langley Arts Council building on Fraser Highway is expected to be a busy place Friday and Saturday as people turn in their projects for the Upcycle Design Challenge.
The second annual event is expected to have more participants after last yearâ€™s success.
â€œLast year had 34 entries and I hope to see a sizable increase this year, though we wonâ€™t know until April 12 for sure,â€ said Township solid waste coordinator Krista Daniszewski.
Upcycling means converting waste material into a more valuable or useful product and both the eventâ€™s organizers and the public were impressed by the thought, talent, and variety that went into last yearâ€™s entries.
The Township and the Langley Arts Council are again collaborating on the project which culminates in a public art show on April 22, which is Earth Day.
The show includes prizes awarded by judges but also an award for the peopleâ€™s choice winner. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity, originality, the percentage of reused material utilized, practicality, and artistic merit.
First place will win $500, with second place earning $200, and third place receiving $100.
People must turn in their creations April 11 and 12 at the arts council building, 20550 Fraser Hwy. noon to 8 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
They must also bring along a printout of the entry form available at tol.ca/upcycling.
Aspiring eco artists aged 14 and up are invited to participate by creating a new product using a minimum of 75 per cent found or recovered items. The submissions are available for pick-up by the entrants after the art show.