Nominations open for Young Re-inventor of the Year

Media Release 23 May 2017

Young Reinventor of the Year

Young Re-inventor of the Year, delivered by the City of South Perth in partnership with Switch your thinking, is now in its fifth year and is once again calling on young people from across Western Australia to re-invent waste.

Edible walls, bird baths and insect hotels are just some of the submissions anticipated from Young Re-inventor of the Year. What makes them unique is that they’ll be made from rubbish. 

Submissions are invited from early years learning centres, primary schools, high schools, community groups and individuals and there is a $3,000 prize pool on offer.

“We encourage young people in the City of South Perth to take up the challenge and look at different ways to reuse, re-purpose and re-invent waste,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“Initiatives like these help to increase awareness about reducing waste and inspire creative ways to recycle.” 

Last year the winning re-inventors took home rainwater tanks, sustainability books, sustainable fashion items, worm farms and compost bins to continue their waste reducing behaviour.

Submissions close on 23 October and further details including project ideas and curriculum links can be found at

Switch your thinking is a local government sustainability initiative—developed by the City of Armadale, the City of Gosnells and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Young Re-inventor of the Year is funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account administered by the Waste Authority. 

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