News Release

For immediate release - August 27, 2012

Call for Entries for the Third Annual Trash to Fashion Contest

The Lake County Library System will host the third annual Trash to Fashion Contest, on Saturday, October 20th at the Leesburg 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.

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 the tween category and in the teen category . 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 one 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 to or 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 5, 2012

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, check out



Media contact:
Linda Goff
Youth Services Coordinator

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