Plastic Fantastic Sculpture Challenge

Competition EXTENDED!

Date: Mar 2 – Apr 22Space: Mezzanine

THIS COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE DURATION OF THE MARCH 2020 COVID19 LOCKDOWN! Not only will it give you a creative project to work on, but you can exhibit your creation when CAN reopens, too. 

Take part in this fun competition, and repurpose some of that supermarket waste that we can no longer recycle! 

Create a quirky 3D sculpture with an environmental message completely from clean plastic waste. Use your imagination and go wild! There are no limits to what you can do. Check Google images or Pinterest for some awesome inspiration!

Your work will be added to our Plastic Fantastic Challenge exhibition display area when CAN reopens, and be judged by Guest Judges Environmental Artist Susan Mabin and Seaweek Educator Jake Brookie.

Susan and Jake will judge the competition based on the following criteria: Clear Visual Message, Construction and Visual Appreciation.

Your sculpture must stand on its own, or be made with a hook for hanging on the wall.

Adults and kids are welcome to take part, using clean plastic waste, either from home or found on the beach. You can enter as an individual or as a group. Entry to the competition is just $5 per entry, with a stack of prizes to be won!

Entry forms will be available at the CAN Front Desk, when we reopen. That is when you will be able to bring in your creation and add it to the display. Watch the CAN Facebook page for updates and also news of when we will be running the exhibition! You can send a photo of your creation via the CAN Facebook page to be featured online too.


We CAN’T WAIT to see all your creations and put them on display. Join in the fun while you are in self-isolation – it will give you a project to work on and you never know, you might win a prize!

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