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Have creative ideas for making ornaments out of recycled items? Enter the City of LO's Recycled Ornament contest.

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The City of Lake Oswego is hosting a Recycled Ornament Contest and all Lake Oswego residents are invited to participate.

The contest calls for participants to be creative and look at recyclables and reusables in a new way. Ornaments must be made primarily from recyclable or reusable products.

Approximately 50 ornaments will be selected to decorate a holiday tree which will be on display inside City Hall until mid-December, when it will be donated to bring cheer to others over the holidays.

Winners will be select in four different categories, and awarded a $50 gift card and a few gifts made from recycled or environmentally friendly material.

The categories include:

  • Most unique

  • Best featuring Lake Oswego's history, landmarks, etc.

  • Best use of natural materials

  • Youth (ages 12 and under)

    Here are the rules:

  • Ornaments must be made of recyclable or reusable materials. Glue, paint, glitter, floral wire, etc. may be used, but the main emphasis of the contest is to see what can be created with recycled materials. Do not use perishable items; natural materials, such as wood, are OK.

  • Ornaments should be no more than 6-inches by 6-inches in size.

  • Ornaments should not so be so heavy that they will bend the limbs of the tree when hung.

  • The materials cannot pose a safety hazard to the creator or to those enjoying the ornament. Avoid using sharp, toxic or easily breakable materials.

  • A maximum of five entries per person.

  • A 3x5-inch index card is required to be securely attached to each ornament listing the following: Contestant's name, address, email and phone number; if age 18 or under, also include parent's address, email and phone number; detailed description of ornament including what it is made of; if applicable, school name and grade.

  • The ornament must be the result of the contestant's sole artistic effort.

  • The ornament must be unique and original and does note infringe on any copyright, trademark or patent.

  • No entry fee is required.

  • Ornament will not be returned and will become the property of the City of Lake Oswego.

    A panel of City of Lake Oswego staff and a city councilor will judge the entries based on overall quality and creativity. The City reserves the right not to award prizes if a suitable ornament has not been entered.

    Entries should be brought to the Public Information Office at City Hall, 380 A Ave., Lake Oswego by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. For more information contact Bonnie Hirschberger at 503-675-3992.


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