Get involved with the upcycling art, craft and design competition

The DMU Sustainability Team are working in partnership with Leicester's hub for creative people and businesses (LCB Depot) to bring you an exciting competition with the aim of contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. The upcycling art, craft and design competition is looking for art pieces, meaningful artefacts or useful products created using upcycling processes which utilise used or waste products and materials. The competition is open to all DMU students, alumni, staff, their families and friends, and the local community.


Details of the competition are as follows:

 Round One – Deadline Friday 28 May

  • Submit a photo essay (Word document, 2-4 pages) that includes the title, list of contributors, contact information, description of the journey of upcycling, and upcycling process and final outcome photos.

  • Ten to fifteen submissions will be shortlisted and invited for the second-round submission. This will be announced by Friday 11 June 2021.

Please send all submissions to

 Round Two - Deadline Friday 25 June

  • Submit a physical final outcome as an art piece, artefact or product securely packed with a label to indicate contributors and contact information

 Please send all submissions to LCB Depot reception, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE.

There are eight awards up for grabs: one Gold prize (£250), two Silver prizes (£50) and five Bronze prizes (£10).  All shortlisted physical submissions will be exhibited in LCB Depot as part of the annual ‘Design Season’ exhibition in October 2021. All competition participants will be invited to the exhibition launch and awards ceremony.

Get involved with this great cause helping improve our responsible consumption and production.

Posted on Thursday 18 February 2021

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