2018 Teen Recycled Dreams Fashion Show

Contest Rules

  • Online registration begins on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The last day to register online is Tuesday, April 17. The registration link is http://bit.ly/recycledfash
  • Registrants must be no younger than 13 years of age and no older than 19 years of age.
  • An entry can be from an individual or a team; however, prizes are based on an individual entrant.
  • Registrants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two meetings scheduled on Monday, April 16, & Wednesday, April 18, at 6 PM in the Manatee County Downtown Central Library (1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West, Bradenton 34205).
  • Registrants may model their own creations or choose a model (they provide) to wear the piece for them.
  • Each entrant is permitted to enter one piece/outfit/ensemble, using recycled materials.
  • Make-up artists and hair stylists will be available to contestants and models at least 2 hours before the show for those contestants and models who choose to use these services. Contestants and their models can choose to do their own hair and makeup.
  • The piece/outfit/ensemble that each registrant enters into the show/contest must be “family friendly” in nature. Any piece/outfit/ensemble deemed inappropriate will not be displayed.
  • Entries will be displayed on a cat walk. Judges will ask the designers various questions about their pieces/outfits/ensemble and their design and creation process, and points will be based on creativity, presentation and use of recycled materials.


2017 Winners


First Place ("Zalatoy/Gold"): Erica Kurbatov (Imagine School of North Port) & Annaliese Hagarty (Homeschooled)


Second Place ("Water Bottle Dress"): Eugenie Portner (Inspiration Academy)


Third Place ("Feast of Fans"): Emily Bailey (Homeschooled)


Honorable Mention ("Violet"): Noemi Veress, Manatee High


Honorable Mention ("Regal Quintessence"): Queenie Zheng, Manatee School for the Arts


Accessories Winner ("Traditional Latina Dress"): Ashanti Olivo, Nikki Casbarro & Angelica Cerro (Lee Middle)

Thank you to all our participants who represented over 10 Manatee County Schools!!



 Thank you to all our collaborators and community members for making the 2017 Teen Recycled Fashion Show a success!


Thank you especially to Keep Manatee Beautiful for providing the Top 3 Prizes: Echo & $50 Amazon Gift Card, First Place; Google Home, Second Place; and $50 Amazon Gift Card, Third Place.