Homemade Halloween costume contest awards upcycled costumes on SMART’s Facebook page


An international recycling association is offering prizes for the best costumes made with upcycled products and submitted via Facebook. Here are the details:

SMART Launches First Annual Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest

Enter your homemade, upcycled Halloween costume for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card.
Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place winners.

ABINGDON, Md. (Oct. 21, 2014)—In celebration of Halloween, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the international trade association of the for-profit used clothing recycling industry, announces its first annual SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest. Do-it-yourselfers and costume amateurs are invited to enter their homemade, upcycled Halloween costume for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card.

“According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween will be celebrated in record numbers this year with more than two-thirds of Americans buying Halloween costumes,” says Jackie King, executive director of SMART. “With this contest we want to encourage people to create an upcycled costume using recycled materials and textiles they already have rather than purchasing something new.”

To enter, contest participants must post at least one photo of their upcycled Halloween costume on SMART’s Facebook page, along with a detailed description of the materials used to make the costume and the hashtag #SMARTHalloween. On Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, SMART will announce the first, second, and third place winners on its Facebook page.

Costumes must be created using at least 70 percent of recycled material, and photos must be original and taken during the 2014 Halloween season (Oct. 1-31, 2014). The contest closes on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Once the contest closes, SMART’s executive team will choose the first, second and third place contest winners to receive a $200, $100 and $50 Amazon gift card, respectively.

To learn more about SMART and SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest, please visit www.smartasn.org or “like” us on Facebook.

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