In support of the greening initiatives of the De La Salle University Libraries the contest will consist of the design and build of an object made from recycled parts that is an improvement over simply recycling the object or an improvement of the original use.
Definition of Upcycled: taking something and making it better. It’s the reuse of an item that may be used in a new way or may still be used in the same way – but it looks new and improved or is more functional. (source:
Remember to be creative!
  • The contest is open to the public particularly those residing in Metro Manila. Members of the DLSU community are strongly encouraged to submit their entries.
  • Contestants must at least be 15 years of age.
  • Contestants should be able to make a full demonstration of how the entry was created for a maker session to be organized by the Libraries.

1. All participants must fill in the online registration form: and an agreement between the Libraries.
2. Only one entry per contestant is allowed.
3. Teams composing of no more than three members may also join the contest.
4. The entries should be replicable.

5. Keep in mind that the size of your entry as you will need to transport it in and out of the venue. Maximum size is up to 24 x 18 x 24 inches.
6. At least 90% of the parts must be from recycled materials. Glue, paint, screws, and other fastening devices are excluded from the 10% that do not have to be recycled.
7. Recyclable materials to be used should consist of those usually found in libraries such as newspapers, used bond papers, damaged books, damaged/obsolete audio visual equipment/materials, old shelves, etc.
8. Materials to be used should be sourced by the contestants.
9. To complete the submission process, the following should be submitted to with Upcycling Contest as the subject line, at least one day before the entry check-in.
• Digital (300 pixels per inch; resolution: 1024x768 ) of the item/s before the "upcycling" project started
• A description of the recycled item and its purpose
• Brief description explaining techniques used in creating the item
• Estimated cost of supplies used to "upcycle" the item
• Estimated fair market value of the finished product
• A list of all parts identifying which are recycled and which are new
10. The winner will be selected by judges appointed by the DLSU Libraries. The decision of the judges is final thus no appeal shall be entertained.
11. Entries will be judged based on appearance, usefulness, creativity, craftiness and use of materials.
12. The deadline for the submission of entries (the physical item) is on June 22, 2017. Entries should be checked-in at the DLSU Learning Commons not later than 5:00 p.m. of the said date.
13. All submitted entries will be displayed for viewing and judging from June 26-30, 2017.
14. The winners will be announced on June 30, 2017 through the DLSU Libraries Facebook page.
15. Winning entries become the property of the Libraries.
16. Winners shall receive the following cash prizes:
• First Prize – Php 5,000.00
• Second Prize – Php 3,000.00
• Third Prize – Php 2,000.00
17. Non-winning entries should be claimed back on or before June 30, 2017. The Libraries reserves the right to dispose of unclaimed items.