ReStore ReUse Contest

Calling all ReUse enthusiasts!

The always-anticipated ReStore ReUse Contest is officially open for submissions. Now through September 30, residents can show off their creativity and talent for a chance to win in the 12th annual contest. Fabulous furniture make-overs, remarkable renovations, or unique yard art…if you recently took on a DIY project using predominantly reused building materials, the Asheville Habitat ReStore wants to know. There are five categories this year plus Best in Show, and all entries must be submitted electronically. Find guidelines and entry form here.

“Many of our shoppers purchase items specifically to repurpose them in unique and creative ways. This annual contest is a great way for them, and others, to show off their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable materials,” shared Asheville ReStore Manager Scott Bianchi.

The creativity of this community never ceases to amaze. Past projects have included a fence fashioned from doors, a potting bench built from pallets, a wine bar made from a vintage console radio, a chair constructed from an oil drum, and so much more. To see photos from 2022, click here.

A panel of five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, Home Décor, Art + Best in Show. Winners will be announced in mid-October.