Young Re-inventor of the Year

News Update 16 March 2018

Young Re-inventor of the Year is now accepting registrations for 2018. Young people are challenged to re-invent rubbish into something that helps keep our waterways clean or conserves water.

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

Submissions are invited from early years learning centres, primary schools, high schools, community groups and individuals and there is a $3000 prize pool on offer. Registrations are open now.

This year, participants are encouraged to spread their message of reuse through school open days and tours, community partnerships or digital communications like videos or photo collages. 

The goal is to get the whole community thinking differently about waste and the person or group that is able to inspire further action in their community will walk away with the Change Makers award and a $500 sustainability prize pack.

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

Submissions close on 22 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

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