Trashfashion Show Competition

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TRASHFASHION Show Competition

Deadline: 31st March
Send Application to: info.dontwastewaste@gov.mt

Materials Guidelines


We would like you to use items which you have around you which would normally be thrown away. Keep in mind the idea of upcycling.

What is upcycling?

Upcycling is when you reuse/repurpose an item which would have been waste and give it a new lease of life by creating a product of higher quality or value than the original.

The focus of this is reusing objects which are not recyclable, but other items which would otherwise end up in a landfill. A list of some of these items is provided below.

Do not use…

Recyclable items (plastics, paper, cardboard, metal and glass) are very important as they are resources. Reusing them by turning them into something else means that they are contaminated and once this new use finishes, they are no longer of sufficient quality for recycling.

Therefore, using recyclable items in your fashion collections will get you penalties (negative points), but using items such as the ones listed below will gain you extra points! Materials which will gain you extra points: –

  • textiles,
  • rubber,
  • foam,
  • wood based objects;
  • things made from mixed materials like costume jewellery, umbrellas, etc.
  • snack packets (metallised plastic film),
  • pegs,
  • broken ceramics
  • Pens, highlighters, pencils, etc
  • Items collected from clean ups

Should you have any other materials in mind which you would like to use, please feel free to contact us with your query.


TRASHFASHION Show Competition

Rules and Regulations

Season: Autumn/Winter Teams and models: Each Educational Institution can have two teams competing. They can have one collection each. There is a limit of 4 outfits [as modelled by one person] per collection. The items must be modelled by people chosen by the team members, ideally students. In the grand final each team can have a maximum of one star/celebrity guest of their choice modelling one of their outfits. The maximum amount of members for each team is 6 students

Categories: The best shoes, The best female outfit, The best male outfit, The best accessories, The best headgear, The best bags, The best coat/jacket The best overall (grand prize) Individual items can enter the individual categories but then there is also the chance to win the best overall, which is the grand prize.


Points will be awarded according to the following criteria for each category:

  • Aesthetics (1-10 points – points as awarded by each judge)
  • Amount of upcycled materials used (1-10 points – points as awarded by each judge based on information given by team)
  • Penalties for any recyclable items used (negative 1-10 points– points as awarded by each judge based on information given by team)
  • Social Media Impact during the preparation phase (1-10 points to be awarded based on level of interaction garnered on social media during the preparatory phase). With total aggregated shares, likes and reactions from each post that the students create about the campaign and is tagged with the “don’t waste waste” Facebook page/Instagram account. For each category, the item with the most points wins. The team with the look (as modelled by one person) with the most points wins the best overall category and grand prize.

A description of each item is to be submitted prior to the fashion show, including a list of all materials used in the creation of each item and a few photos of the item in the making. These should be organised according to look (ie: all items being modelled by one person are to be grouped together. These should also be put in the order in which they are to be shown). These are to be submitted 5 working days before the fashion show itself so as to be incorporated into the speech of the compere and images to be shown on the screen.

The Grand prize is a €1000 voucher from DIZZ Group to be spent by the winning team at Terranova, Calliope, Guess and Golden Point.

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