Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Habitat ReStore announces 3rd Annual Reuse Contest

The Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village announces its third annual ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop…tree house, dog house, playhouse…if you recently built a structure like this using predominantly reused building materials, the ReStore encourages you to enter the ReStore ReUse Contest. The contest runs July 1-August 31 and submissions must be sent electronically. For complete information and guidelines, please visit ashevillehabitat.org

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable building materials and supplies,” said Scott Stetson, ReStore Manager. “In the first two years of the contest, we had about 30 entries (each year), and this year we hope to see at least 50.”

Five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and Best in Show. New this year will be the People’s Choice Award. The public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite entry in the ReStore and on Pinterest from September 1-15, with details announced later this summer.

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