Driftwood ornament wins competition
Christmas is a time when a lot can go to waste, and a Karratha community engagement group’s recent competition aims to draw attention to that problem.
Empowering People in Communities Inc, or EPIC, held a Trash to Treasure competition throughout the first half of December asking people to make a Christmas decoration out of recycled materials.
It attracted 19 entries and last week Taiyah Owens, 9, was announced the winner at the Karratha Library for her driftwood Christmas tree decoration.
EPIC workforce development co-ordinator Teagan Brown said the competition aimed to teach people more about recycling.
“The idea for this competition was to have people thinking outside the box about science and recycling and how we can transform items from around the house we no longer use,” she said. “The idea for doing this competition stemmed from our desire to see people not recreating the wheel.
“Why do we feel the need to buy something new when we could be a little more creative with our choices?”
The competition was run in conjunction with the Karratha Science and Engagement Network and was sponsored by Transpacific Cleanaway.
Taiyah’s mother Atlanta Owens said her daughter was thrilled to win.
Karratha Library officer Helena Mead, EPIC’s Teagan Brown, winner Taiyah Owens, 9, and Transpacific Cleanaway’s Dave Mulder.