News Release

For immediate release - July 22, 2013

Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Trash to Fashion Contest

The Lake County Library System will host the 4th annual Trash to Fashion Contest on Saturday, October 19, in the meeting room at Umatilla Public Library beginning at 11 a.m. This spectacular fashion extravaganza featuring eco-outfits from recycled or waste materials invites young people to think outside the recycle bin and design a piece of wearable art based on the creative use of "trash" -- found, salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed materials. Entry to the show is free and contestants have a chance to win prizes provided by our sponsor, Insight Financial Credit Union.

To celebrate Teen Read Week, the Trash to Fashion Contest will be open this year to tweens (ages 8-12) and teens (ages 13 -19). Winners will be chosen in both categories. Entries will be judged for 1) originality 2) creative use of materials and 3) craftsmanship. The judging will take place at the event and winning designs will be photographed and posted on the Lake County Library System website at

To participate, pick up an entry form at any of the 15 public libraries in the Lake County Library System or download the form from our website  The form may be filled out and submitted via email, dropped off at any Lake County Library System library or mailed to: Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, Lake County Library Services, 2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778 ~ Questions? 352-253-6169 Deadline to enter is October 7, 2013

The Trash to Fashion event celebrates Teen Read Week, an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association). To learn more about Teen Read Week which will be celebrated Oct. 13 - 19, 2013, check out



Media contact:
Linda Goff
Youth Services Coordinator

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