This competition is designed to raise funds for Bend Area Habitat for Humanity and to raise awareness of creative reuse by demonstrating the unlimited possibilities of donated ReStore items.
If approved to be a designer, you'll be challenged to redesign one to three pieces of furniture/home accessories using items found at the Bend Area Habitat ReStore and other resale and salvage centers, following three design themes. You'll be able to choose which themes you wish to address. Keep in mind that the more items you complete, the more award categories you'll be eligible to enter.
You'll receive ReStore giftcard dollars to shop the store. You're also encouraged to shop other second-hand stores for materials.The transformed pieces will be sold at the Furniture Flip event, with all proceeds benefiting Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. The challenge will test your creativity and ability to "upcycle" everyday household goods into imaginative home decor.
To submit an application, fill out the form below and email one to three photos* of past work that best demonstrates your design aesthetic (.jpg or PDF format, please, including a caption where necessary) to email@example.com.
*To be considered for the design competition, photos are required. (Previous participants are waived from this requirement.)
Timeline:Deadline for application is Wednesday, March 28 by 5 pm.You will receive an email on Friday March 30th regarding your entry. On Wednesday, April 4th at 5:30, there will be a designer meeting, where you'll receive the competition guidelines and design themes, along with ReStore dollars. There will be an exclusive after-hours shopping spree from 6:30--7:30 pm to get you started.
Your pieces will be due May 4th. More details to follow!
Please send any questions to Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-636-9937.
Best of luck!