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The 4th Annual Appalachian Ohio ReUse Competition!

For Upcycled Art and Product Makers!

Categories

Age 16-17
Artistic
Functional

Age 18+
Artistic
Clothing
Jewelry and Fashion Accessories
Furniture
Home Living
Upcycling Business Idea

Prizes in each category

1st Place: 6-month individual Athens MakerSpace membership
2nd Place: 3-month individual Athens MakerSpace membership
3rd Place (age 18+): Jackie O’s glass, hat and $25 gift certificate
3rd Place (age 16-17): Athens MakerSpace t-shirt, hat and hoodie

Eligibility

Entries must be made from at least 75% recycled or reused materials (except business idea category).
Entries must fit the category in which they are entered.
Individual entries only – no team entries this year.
Individuals can enter up to two pieces, but the entries must be in different categories.

Entrants must be individuals who live in one of the 32 Appalachian Ohio counties:

Adams
Ashtabula
Athens
Belmont
Brown
Carroll
Clermont
Columbiana
Coshocton
Gallia
Guernsey
Harrison
Highland
Hocking
Holmes
Jackson

Jefferson
Lawrence
Mahoning
Meigs
Monroe
Morgan
Muskingum
Noble
Perry
Pike
Ross
Scioto
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Washington
Vinton

Timeline

Monday, October 1, 2018:

Intent to Enter Form must be completed here

Intent to Enter Form may also be completed and submitted at Athens MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St., Athens, OH, 45701

Upcycling Business Idea category submissions are due by email to Luke Black or at Athens MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St.

Friday, October 12, 10 am -6 pm, or Saturday, October 13, 8 am -12 pm:

Entries must be delivered to Athens MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St., Athens, OH, 45701 (except Business Idea submissions, which are due by Oct. 1)

Saturday, October 13, 2 pm – 6 pm:

Public exhibition and judging

Saturday, October 13, 6 pm – 8 pm:

Athens Makerspace Celebration
6:00: Reception
6:30: Welcome and Recognitions
6:45: ReUse Competition Awards
7:15: Continued Exhibition and Celebration
8:00 After Party
Light fare and refreshments including Jackie O’s beverages (cash bar)


Intent to Enter Form: Click here!

Name
Address
Email Address
Phone Number
Selected Category
Description of Object
Dimensions of Object
List of Materials Used
Proposed Method of Display at Exhibition (table-top, wall, free-standing, dress form etc.)
Brief Description of How the Object was Made
Brief Statement about Why Re-Using is Important to the Maker and to Southeast Ohio

Judging Overview

Entries will be judged by volunteer panels. Judges will recuse themselves from judgment of a family members’ or close friends’ piece.

Judging Criteria

Functional Categories, both age groups:
Originality25 points
Functionality for intended use25 points
Quality of work25 points
Judges’ personal preference25 points
Artistic Category, both age groups:
Artistic merit25 points
Originality25 points
Quality of work25 points
Judges’ personal preference25 points

Upcycling Business Idea Category

Confidentiality: All information shared in your submission will be held in strictest confidence by ReUse Industries and its partner, the LIGHTS Regional Innovation Project. No information provided by you will be used to the commercial advantage of any staff member, consultant, or other resource of ReUse Industries or LIGHTS or to the benefit of any third party. Your status as an entrant in this competition will remain confidential. No public use of your name, address, or business identity will be made without your prior approval, including if you are selected as a prize winner in this category and you choose to have your name and product idea remain confidential.

Entrants into this category must submit a PDF document, no more than 2 pages long,
with font no smaller than 11 point, which answers the following questions succinctly:

1. Describe your product idea in one sentence only.
2. What materials is the product made from?
3. Who are the target customers/market segment(s) for this product?
4. What customer problems or needs does the product address – why would they consider purchasing it?
5. Are there any data for this or similar products that suggests that there would be market demand for it?

6. How would you efficiently fabricate this product?
7. Where would you get your materials?
8. At what price would you sell this product?
9. Where/how would you sell this product?
10. What help do you need to further develop this product idea?

Submission Requirements: Complete entries must be submitted to luke@athensohiomakerspace.com or
to Athens MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St., Athens, OH, by Monday, October 1, 2018.

Questions
Luke Black, Athens MakerSpace Manager, luke@athensohiomakerspace.com , leave a message: 740 447 9055

Are you looking for ways to market and sell your upcycled product(s)?

ReUse Industries is adding space at its ReUse on Union store next to Athens MakerSpace for regionally-made upcycled products.

Enter the competition and show off your work!

Keep in mind that ReUse has TONS of fabric and clothing material available for upcyclers, and that we especially want to feature upcycled clothing, fashion items or other products made from discarded textiles at ReUse on Union.

For questions about upcycled product consignment at ReUse on Union, please email Erin Hogan, Retail and Production Manager, at erinh@athensohiomakerspace.com