March 9, 2011
$500 Prize Awarded to Most Eco-friendly Design
March 9, 2011—The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting its first Trashin Fashion Show and Contest during its annual Urban Ocean Festival on June 18 and 19, 2011. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the most creative eco-friendly design. The top 10 designs will be modeled and the winner announced on Saturday, June 18. All designs must be made of recycled materials. The goal of the contest is draw awareness to issues of pollution and creating a sustainable relationship with our urban ocean.
The contest is open to anyone. To enter, please submit a sketch or photo and 50 word description of your design by midnight on May 18, 2011. The description must include the materials and why it is eco-friendly. The top 10 entries will be announced on May 25 and will be invited to model their fashion at the Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday, June 18. The $500 grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the fashion show. No purchase necessary to enter. All entries must be made of all recycled materials, except minor structural components like thread and glue. Top 10 entries must be present at festival and model the finished design in order to be eligible for the cash prize. Designer or a model they arrange may wear the design. The designs must be family friendly.