The London Upcycling Show & Competition

Following on from last year’s success North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and environmental charity Groundwork London have joined forces to run the London Upcycling Competition 2017.

North Londoners are invited to enter the London Upcycling Competition for a chance to win prizes worth up to £150, if their upcycled furniture item is judged a winner. The competition is now open and there are just 25 places, so keen amateur upcyclers are urged to register now at

Entries close on Monday 16 October 2017.

The 2017 competition will see people and organisations who live, work or study in the north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest turning old furniture pieces into upcycled masterpieces.

Entrants will receive a piece of furniture and have 2-3 weeks to upcycle it. All entries will then be judged on 19 November at the second London Upcycling Show taking place from 11am to 3pm at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall (E17 4JF).

Those that take the challenge will have the chance to win up to £150 to spend at a DIY store and all exhibited entries will receive a goody bag. Entrants will have the opportunity to keep their finished creation or donate it to one of the reuse hubs run by Groundwork London as part of their Repurpose project.

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Comment by Emily Morshuis on October 18, 2017 at 10:06

Registration for the Upcycling Competition is now closed, congratulations to all the successful entrants!

All upcycling entries will be displayed and judged at the second London Upcycling Show on 19 November. This fun, family-friendly event showcases upcycling at its very best, and is packed with practical workshops, interactive demonstrations and creative exhibitions. Delicious refreshments provided on the day.

Come along to be inspired, get new ideas and have a go at upcycling. The show will be taking place on Sunday 19 November 11am-3pm at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

Register here for your FREE ticket to the event:

Comment by Emily Morshuis on October 9, 2017 at 11:09

Only 1 week left to register for the London Upcycling Competition! (Deadline 16th October)

Enter for your chance to take home a goody bag and win £150 worth of vouchers for a DIY store.

It's easy! Just choose your preferred furniture item to upcycle, we'll deliver it straight to your door, you have 2-3 weeks to upcycle it and then we'll pick it up from you. You'll be reunited with your masterpiece come Sunday 19th November where it'll be judged by upcycling gurus, Georgina Burnett ( and Chris Barrett ( There'll also be lots of exhibitors on the day showcasing their upcycled furniture and running live demos and activities for all the family to get involved in.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter below!

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