Wolfpack Packaging Inc., headquartered in Newmarket Ontario, is holding an art contest for all students across York Region to turn recyclable materials into works of art worthy of office space.

Anything from plastic straws, newspaper clippings, cardboard boxes, used shoelaces or worn pillow cases can be used for the Recycled Materials Art contest. 


Erin Clark-Wynn and Heather Rover display cardboard for the WolfPack recycled materials art contest. (Photo Cedit: Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland)

This year’s Art Contest theme is: GROWTH.To participate, you must fill in a registration form here.

  • All work must be created using post-consumer paper, fabric, plastic, metal, glass or otherwise non-recyclable waste as the main media. No organic or food waste accepted.
  • All art must be the original work of each entrant. No outside assistance, no  replicas or copies.
  • Photography is acceptable provided it adheres to the above theme and, in some way, supports an additional theme of re-use.
  • No Video, Computer graphics, Computer Animation, Spoken Word or Performance Art.   
  • Wall/ hung artwork must be no larger than 48″ x 96″ or deeper than 4″
  • Sculpture must not occupy a footprint greater than 2′ x 4′ wide and 12 feet tall
  • All submissions must come complete with proper hanging hardware or supportive base (sculpture).

The company has submission requirements, which include the following:

  • Submission deadline is Monday, May 6, 2019 by 4:30pm.
  • Entrants must be residents of York Region 13-21 years of age. Proof of age might be required.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (and cash recipients) will be required to display their winning artwork at Wolfpack Packaging Inc. for 12 months – or longer by arrangement.
  • There is no cost to enter. Scrap corrugate is available at Wolfpack Packaging Inc. Should you wish to collect scrap, view the space or have any questions, please contact erin@wolfpack.ca via email only.

The company is giving away over $1,000 in cash prizes as well as possible funding for upcoming related education. Winners will be announced at the Wolfpack Packaging Inc. Art Show on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7-8 pm in Newmarket, Ontario.

Wolfpack is a custom and stock packaging supplier based out of Newmarket, Ontario.