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Reviva unleashes creativity with local upcycle competition

Resource Recovery Australia 2 mins read
2022 Reuse, Repair, Repurpose Competition winner Trish Daley's entry, an upcycled kitchen

Local not-for-profit reuse shop Reviva Ibis has launched it’s annual ‘Reuse, Repair and Repurpose Competition’. This popular competition gives locals the chance to showcase their creative upcycle and repair projects to inspire our community and win.

Reviva Ibis Manager, Kahli Pearson said, “This competition is a highlight of our year because we get to see the ideas and talents of our community shine through.”

“The Rockhampton and Central Queensland community have embraced upcycling and repair sharing their projects with us. We’ve seen entries using old clothing to create bedspreads, broken tile mosaic masterpieces and even an entire kitchen made from upcycled pieces,” Kahli said. 

“This year, we have a national prize of a $250 Visa gift card, a local prize of a $150 Visa gift card and a special category for children with a $50 Visa gift card up for grabs.”

“Every Reviva team around the country wants to see one of their locals take out the top prize. We know it will be a Rocky local though, the talent and ideas here are second to none.” 

“We’re on hand to help locals to enter online and can help with plenty of ideas and inspiration as well,” Kahli said of the Reviva Ibis team.

Upcycling, reusing and repairing isn’t just a great chance for you to be creative and build skills, it can positively impact the environment, community and can help you save money. 

Upcycling helps the environment by reducing waste and the need for new raw materials.

Kahli explains, “It’s about repurposing and transforming discarded or old items into something useful or of higher value. We’re seeing upcycling and repair helping to connect our community. People are able to share ideas and inspiration with each other.”

As cost of living increases put pressure on family budgets, upcycling, repair and reuse are becoming ever more important.

“Upcycling and repairing things help you save money by making the most out of what you already have, instead of needing to buy new stuff."

Entry to the Reuse, Repair and Repurpose Competition is open to all members of the community. To enter simply visit . The competition runs until National Recycling Week, and entries close Friday 17 November 2023. 

About us:


Reviva Ibis is part of not-for-profit social enterprise Resource Recovery Australia. Rockhampton Regional Council engages Resource Recovery Australia to complete waste management activities, including our local Reviva reuse shop, Community Recycling Centre and waste transfer station.

Contact details:


Amanda Henderson
m: 0422 937 802


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