The Surfrider Foundation and Vissla have teamed up again to bring you the 2019 Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest!
Take waste collected during a beach cleanup and create something create something that can be used in the ocean.
We thought it would be fun to not only participate in Vissla’s national contest – but to also host a local contest to get more Rhode Islanders in on the action! All of the details will be the same as on Vissla’s website – but the Surfrider RI crew will be choosing three winners locally as well.
You must upcycle an old or found object into a functional wave riding craft (i.e. surfboards, handplanes, fins, alaias, skim boards, flotation, etc.) Be creative!
Ideally – the Rhode Island winner will collect debris found along the coastline in RI, whether at a beach Surfrider beach cleanup, or on your own, and use that debris for part of their project.
All contestants must enter a video or 3-6 photographs showing their project from start to finish via Instagram using hashtag#CreatorsContest.
Please feel free to keep us posted on your progress as you work on your project!
Participants will have a chance at winning some pretty great prizes!
1st $150 cash prize
Judging will be based on innovation, functionality, creativity, design, and aesthetics.
Contest will start on May 1, 2019 and run until November 1, 2019.