Capture Fairfield Waste to Art Competition

Capture Fairfield - Waste to Art Competition 2022 promotional image

This year we have introduced a ‘Waste to Art’ category for primary schools, in addition to visual arts and photography.

Fairfield City is home to people who are passionate about protecting and preserving the local environment, and the new category aims to inspire students to think differently about waste, litter and over-consumption while showcasing their artistic abilities.

The ‘Waste to Art’ category is offered as a collective class effort which involves repurposing recycled and waste materials into art, and is available to classes in years 3 to 6.

Examples of materials are fabrics, cardboard packaging, plastics, old toys, bottles, bolts, tins, cans and items found in the natural environment.

School and student prizes

1st prize
valued at $1000

  • 100 Native Trees from our nursery 
  • Compost Revolution Voucher
  • Recycle Right Workshop
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Champion Pack
2nd prize
valued at $650
  • Compost Revolution Voucher
  • Recycle Right Workshop
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Champion Pack
3rd prize
valued at $400
  • Recycle Right Workshop
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Champion Pack



100 Native Trees from our nursery

100 Native Trees will be supplied by Fairfield Council’s very own Fairfield Community Nursery. The Natural Resources team will also help with identifying a suitable location to establish the trees on Schools Tree Day 2022. 

Compost Revolution Voucher 



Kickstart your war on food waste at your school by using the Compost Revolution voucher to establish a composting and gardening system at your school. The Compost Revolution vouchers can be used to purchase any composting system from the Australia wide Compost Revolution website including caddies to collect food waste from the classroom, compost systems for your garden and a garden bed to grow your very own plants! If you are stuck, the composting specialists at Compost Revolution can also help you with picking the best product for you.

Any school that enters the competition will also be eligible to be a part of Compost Revolution and Fairfield City Council’s Scraps for Schools program, where $10 from every purchase of a compost bin or worm farm will be donated to your school’s gardening program in the form of a voucher for Maze gardening products.

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Recycle Right Workshop

Run by Fairfield Council’s Waste Educator, this 45min workshop will help you brush up on your recycling skills and answer any questions you may have about tricky recycling items!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Champion Pack

Sponsored by the Waste Strategy and Sustainability team, this Recycling Champion pack* includes a Sort You Waste brochure, a Recycling Mini bin game, a shopping list and pen, mini-truck and reusable bag. Armed with this pack, you can eliminate single use plastic bags, reduce your food waste by only buying what you need and teach your family and friends how to Recycle Right!
* items may change and be replaced with a different item depending on availability.

Submissions close midnight Sunday 26 June 2022 and winners will be announced on Tuesday 26 July 2022.

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