ENO UPCYCLED ART STOOL CONTEST
TEACHERS, help us encourage ENO students to create and set their own trends! This project highlights how creativity can reduce waste while bringing fun. Let’s find joy in creating. Let’s enjoy learning traditional handiworks like knitting and embroidering. Let’s have fun doing something with our hands. Let’s ALL upcycle!
CREATE A STOOL:
- The challenge is to create a practical small chair that can be used in your home or maybe in your classroom, school library, or a students’ corner in your school.
- It must be a real and functional piece of furniture.
- The stool must be constructed from old used materials.
- There is no limitation on types of materials, but the final product must contain one element connected to your cultural heritage (see below).
- Any materials needed for the stool’s construction (such as glue, string, nails, screws, or other similar materials) are allowed.
YOUR CULTURAL HERITAGE CAN BE SHOWN
- in the material used to create the stool: wood, stone, wool, rattan, fabric, rugs …, or
- in the objects that you incorporate in your stool, giving them a new function (instruments, furniture, pillows, beehives, umbrellas, clothes, dishes … it can be anything!), or
- in the technique used for decorating your item (sewing, painting, knitting, embroidering …), or
- in traditional patterns
In addition to using materials that represent your cultural heritage, you should use materials which you have in abundance. This can be practically anything you find in the waste: old newspapers, old books, pieces of wood, plastic bags, plastic bottles, etc. But don’t forget to add also an element from your cultural heritage.
Learn to find the beauty within the material itself. Don’t transform the material into something that it is not. There is no need to make plastic look like marble and plaster look like gold. It is not! Find the beauty in the imperfection of the driftwood or a broken cup. When we learn how to love the imperfection of things, this will be the first step towards accepting and loving our own so-called imperfections.
The possibility of using anything doesn’t mean you have to use everything! Choose wisely.
You have the opportunity to present your cultural heritage. We would really like to learn from you!
Note: You should not send the object itself, but a detailed description and photos of the stool being used.
- Dimensions: The stool is usually not bigger than 30cm x 30cm x 30 cm, but this is flexible and your stool might be different in shape and size. Adjust it to your height and your way of sitting. It must work for you.
- Create three photos of your stool from different angles with somebody using it. Create the best interior and atmosphere that suites your stool!
- Each submission with a maximum of three photos must be clearly identified. Data should be readable in English
STEP 1: REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL HERE.
STEP 2: SUBMIT THE INFORMATION BELOW
- Full name of author(s)
- Age category
- Name of the school
- Full Address of the school
- Name of mentor/teacher
- Email of the contact person
- Description of the cultural heritage used
All entries must include all of the above information and three (jpeg) photo attachments, and should be sent by 31 March 2019 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each school is limited to three submissions.
- 6 – 15 years (Elementary schools)
- 15 – 19 years (Secondary schools)
EVALUATION, JUDGING AND PRIZES
- Your artwork will be judged for Best Presentation, Best Use of Material and above all, for the most ORIGINAL and the most CREATIVE idea.
- Winners will be selected by an international jury, consisting of four experts, coming from different continents.
- Cash prizes of 250€ will be awarded to the top project in each category!
- Top five projects will get a diploma, signed by ENO and the International jury.
- Every participants will receive a certificate, signed by ENO and the International jury.
- All the entries will be displayed within the online gallery.
We look forward to seeing the results of your creativity and vision!
Darinka Orel, ENO SLOVENIA Mika Vanhanen, ENO