UpCycle, ReCycle? Then enter The Guardian competition!

Are you creative, do you have a piece of work that you would like to show the world?
Then why not enter this amazing competion to win a Panasonic Lumix TZ40 camera, curtesy of The Guardian Life and style.

I have been lucky enough to be offered the job of being one of the judges, so come on, impress me with your clever recycling!

All the details are here below, you must send your entries by kicking the 'Contribute' button and the deadline is midnight 29th May!

Good luck everyone x

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Show us your best upcycled efforts and win a camera

We'd like to see what things you've upcycled or innovated. Share your images via GuardianWitness 
upcycled lamps
Lamps that have been upcycled. Photograph: Re-foundobjects
Live Better are celebrating the fine art of upcycling, and we'd like you to share your pictures of things you've upcycled or found an innovative way to reuse. 

Whether you've turned shrunken jumpers into cushions, or shoes into flowerpots, fashioned empty bottles into tumblers or old tin cans into candle holders, we want to hear all about it. 

Share a picture of your upcycled object or innovation, with a line explaining what it is and how you did it.

We're giving the winner a fantastic Panasonic Lumix TZ40, one of the popular compact cameras available. Three runners up will win copies of Perri Lewis's book Material World: The Modern Craft Bible.
We've got a panel of judges with tonnes of upcycling experience;
  • Bebe Bradley is editor of UK Handmade magazine, a gorgeous magazine all about the joy of 'handmade', right at the centre of the UK's creative handmade community. @ukhandmade
  • Hannah Silvani and Rosie Scott run the New Craft Society. They blog about traditional crafting techniques that are being used in modern and stylish ways.
  • Claire Dawson is retail product manager at TRAID, the trailblazing charity collecting unwanted clothes to reuse and resell in their charity shops, while funding projects to improve social and environmental conditions across textile supply and production chains. TRAID also runs the ethical fashion label Traidremadecreating new garments exclusively from textile waste. @traid.
  • Emma Herian is a textile artist and blogger who specialises in vintage and recycled fabrics. @sewrecycled.
You can submit your photos by clicking on the blue 'Contribute' buttons or by dowloading the GuardianWitness app for smartphones. 
The competition will close at midnight on May 29, 2014
Please read the terms and conditions before you enter the competition


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