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This Old Newspaper

August 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“This Old Newspaper?!” challenges participants to use newspapers to create whatever they can dream up: clothing, art, furniture – the possibilities are endless!The Manitoulin West Recorder Reader Contest. We challenge you to recycle newspapers into something new.To enter the contest bring your submissions into The Manitoulin West Recorder office, or the Expositor Office Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Entries will also be submitted to the Ontario Community Newspaper Association for consideration in a provincial contest.Getting creative with leftover newspapers is a great activity for families to do with kids while spending more time at home this summer, and a challenge for adults who find themselves “bored in the house”. The resulting creations should provide some great visuals and stories for your paper, and generate community interest and engagement.

There are three categories: Open, Junior under 12, and Family.


The rules will be simple:

  1. Participants must repurpose newspaper into something creative and/or functional (anything goes – ballgown, basket, lampshade) and submit it to The Manitoulin West Recorder.
    Note: While a piece created 100% of newspaper is ideal, we recognize that other materials may be necessary for framework and stability. Therefore, a piece MUST consist of at least 70% recycled newspaper. Of course, it must also be appropriate for the public to admire.
  2. In addition to a brief description about the participant’s creation, they must submit a series of photos or videos taken during the construction process to show how the piece was developed.
  3. The Manitoulin West Recorder will submit each participant’s work to the OCNA by September 1 for consideration in the provincial contest.
  4. The provincial contest will then go live virtually for readers across Ontario to view and judge. The piece with the most votes will win.


August 29, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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