Winners of the Action Pack Recycling Challenge competition announced!

We are excited to announce that the winners of the Action Pack Recycling Challenge competition have been selected.

Back in September 2021, we launched the Action Pack Recycling Challenge competition. We asked young people aged 4-11 years old to design a poster or film encouraging others to recycle and use the Recycling Locator. The competition closed on 30th November 2021 and the judges have been reviewing the entries.

We would like to say a huge thank you and congratulate everyone who participated in the competition. We received over 700 entries from primary schools across England and Northern Ireland. We have featured a selection of the entries from across the country on our Gallery page.

Our top 12 entries have been selected. The judging panel looked at every entries’ creativity, clarity and the impact of the message and references to and encouragement of the use of the Recycling Locator to help with the very difficult job of narrowing down the entries to pick their favourites.

The first place winner has won £500 for their school for a sustainability-themed trip, experience or resources. The second place winner has won £250 for their school. The ten runners up have each won a pack of eco-friendly books and seed bombs.

Our first and second place winners are on the right!

Check out our gallery to see our runners up and more competition entries.

Runners up:

Arjun at Arnhem Wharf Primary School
Cicily at St George’s School
Eirinn at Emneth Academy
Georgina at Buttsbury Junior School
Holly at Barnes Farm Infant School
James at Hamstel Junior School
Matilda at Herne Hill School
Nevaeh at Garfield Primary School
Stanley at Rothley C of E Academy
Warven at Kingsgate Primary School

First place winner:

QB EcoWarriors at Queensbridge Primary School

The judges thought the collaborative effort of this film was outstanding. They thought it was very creative, especially the use of eco-friendly junk modelling. The film gives clear details on recyling and they loved that it actually showed the Recycling Locator.

Second place winner:

Arjan at Blackwood School

The judges loved the way that Henry the Hippo delivers information with clear messaging. They thought the poster had a great slogan with lots of thought behind it, and they appreciated the original character design and strong composition of the poster.

Submitting your work

Submitting ideas, posters and films is easy and can all be done online. Simply use the form on the right to input your details and upload your files. You can upload multiple files at once!

Please label files clearly, e.g. James_Year5_Film

You can also use the ‘Please describe your entry’ box to give us any other information you think we might need!

For films:

To submit films, please upload your child or pupils’ films to YouTube or Vimeo (as an unlisted video) and send us the links by copying them into the ‘Please describe your entry’ box in the upload form, including the child’s name(s). Please make sure that no faces or names appear in the films, and that you tell us the age of those you are submitting on behalf of.

For posters:

To submit posters, simply take photos or scans of pupils’ work and upload them using the entry form on the right. Please make sure that your child or pupils have written their first name only, school name and age on their posters. Use the text entry box on the right to include some information about the posters you are submitting.

Rather email it?

If you’d prefer, you can email us your work by writing to [email protected] – please be aware of email limits if sending mutliple or particularly large files!

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Can children work together on their posters and films?
Yes, they can work on their own or in groups. 

Can children submit more than one piece of work?
Children can enter as many examples of their work as you like.

When is the deadline for submitting work?
There is no deadline – you can submit work whenever you like! 

How can I submit work?
See the Submitting your work section of this page.

What is the maximum file size for uploads?
10Mb (per file) – you can upload mutliple files under this limit however. Videos should be provided as a link on YouTube or Vimeo as per the instructions.

How can I send you my films?
Please upload your child or pupils’ films to YouTube or Vimeo (as an unlisted video) and send us the links by copying them into the ‘Please describe your entry’ box in the upload form, including the child’s name(s).