Op shop chic popular
Popular contest now spreading nationwide
We’re giving people of all ages the chance to work together to repurpose items. Shirley Collins Presbyterian Support
A national op shop competition is inviting Te Awamutu to turn charity store items into unrecognisable creations.
Presbyterian Support East Coast launched the competition in Hawke’s Bay two years ago to encourage shopping at local charity stores.
And after huge public interest the competition has gone nationwide.
There are six categories: Book Worm— liberate a book from the shelf, Surprise Us— transform an item from its original purpose, Shabby Chic It— refurbish a furniture item, Rework It— transform a piece of clothing, Domestic Goddess— whip your kitchen gadgets into whimsical creations, and Hat Trick— create an astonishing hat (a category just for children).
Winners will be announced at a Love your Op Shop day at Presbyterian Support East Coast’s Napier charity store on Saturday, August 19.
Prizes will be awarded to the six category winners, the people’s choice winner and the overall winner.
Overall winner gets $500, the people’s choice prize is $250. Category 1 prize is $100, categories 2-5 prizes are $200 each and category 6 prize is $75 each— there are two age groups.
All entries will be on display and there will be demonstrations and workshops to enjoy.
“Redefine is about giving new meaning and use to something that someone else no longer needed or wanted,” says Presbyterian Support East Coast head of marketing Shirley Collins.
“We’re giving people of all ages the chance to work together to repurpose items,” she says. “You can purchase an item from any charity shop across New Zealand and challenge yourself to give it a new lease of life through using your own imagination, ingenuity and talent.”
Entries are open now until July 31. Competition entries range from $10 to $30 and entry forms are available at www. redefine.net.nz.
Tickets are available from www.redefine.net.nz and are $10 per person with a gold coin on the day for children under 15. All funds raised in the event go to supporting Presbyterian Support East Coast social services.
REDEFINE 2016 winner Carla Allen, of Hastings, with her Shabby Chic It winning creation.