Waste2Design Competition

Don’t throw your creativity away, design your trash-tastic products today.

Design beautiful furniture with waste & get the chance to win amazing prizes!

We are looking for creative individuals to design beautiful & innovative furniture & home decor out of waste, so we can uncover new talent on Sint Maarten. 

Imagine creating a nightstand out of an old used suitcase or building a shelf out of broken surfboards. Let your creativity run loose, anything & everything is possible as long as the designed product has a practical purpose & is made out of (re)usable waste!

Prizes will be revealed during the course of the competition, but trust us when we say they are going to be great!

  • Prize #1: a voucher for 2 Round-Trip tickets to one of the following Winair destinations: 

            Antigua – Saba – St. Barth – St. Eustachius – St. Kitts – Tortola

  • Prize #2a voucher for $250 redeemable at Kooyman St Maarten with an additional 10 000 Fun Miles
  • Prize #3: a voucher for 2 persons for a romantic Sunset Champagne ride at the Seaside Nature Park (value: $200)
  • Prize #4: a voucher for 4 persons for an eco-friendly pedal boat ride for your family & friends at Go Fun SXM (value: $40)
  • Prize #5a voucher for 4 persons for an eco-friendly pedal boat ride for your family & friends at Go Fun SXM (value: $40)

And extra giveaways for all top 10 designs! 

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 Get some attention and exposure! The finalists will have their designs featured at the SMILE event hosted by the SHTA on October 25th & 26th, where the visitors of the event will be able to view their work up close! For more information about SMILE go to http://shta.com/smile/.

This can be your opportunity to shine and show off your amazing skills as a designer!

if you have any questions or trouble registering, send us an email at info@waste2work.com.

Terms and Conditions apply. See examples below (source: drench.co.uk


  • The product must have a function & be practical, for example: table, lamp, garbage bin, pillow, bench, photo frame, storage box, clothing etc. (the possibilities are endless)
  • The product must be made completely out of re(usable) waste materials and cannot be newly bought (excluding the materials needed to build the product such as hammers, nails, screws, glue, etc.). 
  • When submitting your design you must add your process in pictures (the waste collected and used, the progress and the finished product).
  • Your design must be delivered to Waste2Work (Airport road #34, Simpson Bay) by 5:00 PM on the 15th of October.
  • Children under 18 years of age must have their parents fill in and sign a consent form. This must be sent to info@waste2work on the same day as your registration to the competition for your registration to be taken into account by Waste2Work. 
  • The winners will be chosen in three steps: Public Online Vote, Jury Vote & SMILE participants Vote. (See further information in the Terms & Conditions).
  • All Participants must agree and abide by the terms & conditions.

Register now!