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The winners of the 11th Annual ReStore ReUse Contest have been announced!

View the winners here.

ReUse Contest Guidelines

WHEN
The contest begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on September 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in October.

WHO
Anyone! (Except employees of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity)

WHAT
The Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore is hosting the 11th annual ReUse Contest to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials.

Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Furniture: $200 ReStore gift card
  • Homesteading (i.e. chicken coop, raised bed): $200 ReStore gift card
  • Live and/or work space: $200 ReStore gift card
  • Art: $200 ReStore gift card
  • Home Decor: $200 ReStore gift card
  • Vans & Vehicles: $200 ReStore gift card
  • Best in Show: $500 ReStore gift card

Winners will be announced in a press release, on Asheville Habitat’s website and social media pages, and featured in the Asheville Habitat ReStore.

OTHER DETAILS

  • Entries must be submitted electronically using the form provided.
  • Projects should have been completed within the last 2 years.
  • You may submit up to three separate projects (individually).
  • Re-submission of a project submitted in previous years will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Questions? Email reuse@ashevillehabitat.org.

JUDGING
There will be 5 judges, assessing entries based on:

  • Quality of design and execution
  • Replicability of concept
  • Clarity of description
  • Quality of photos (if we can’t see it well, we can’t judge it fairly)

HOW TO ENTER
Complete this online entry form by midnight September 30, 2022.

ReUse Contest Entry Form

  • In 200 words or less, describe the project and the materials used.
  • (will not affect judging - we're just curious!)
  • Upload 4 (no fewer and no more) high-resolution photos of your project including before and after. If applicable.

  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

2022 ReStore ReUse Contest Winners Announced

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Best In Show 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our 11th annual ReStore ReUse Contest! Thanks to all entrants for sharing your creativity and talent for a chance to win.

Vote YES on bonds

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By Andy Barnett, Executive Director

The beauty of our mountains and the strength of our neighbors are among Buncombe County’s greatest assets. It’s our job to take care of them. This election season, Buncombe County votes on two important ballot questions:

  • A $40 million bond for affordable housing. This bond invests in the County’s goal of adding 3,150 new units of housing. This helps ensure stable housing for children, homeownership for working families, and safe homes for seniors.
  • A $30 million bond for open space. This bond protects our land and water for future generations. It also supports recreational trails and greenways across the community.

A “yes” vote gives Buncombe County the tools to protect our land and ensure that the people who make our community work can afford to call it home.

Bonds work! As part of the 2016 City of Asheville housing bond, Asheville Habitat received no-interest construction financing for 6 homes. Coupled with private contributions, these cost savings helped make homeownership affordable to low wage health care and hospitality workers. Habitat repaid the city when the homes sold. Those funds are now available to reinvest in promising solutions and proven strategies.

Buncombe County affordable housing bonds will be a powerful tool for a proven partner. Over the past 5 years, Buncombe County has helped Habitat improve housing for more than 450 of our neighbors. The county’s focus on housing is real. The Board of Commissioners has approved ambitious, but achievable housing goals. They have increased local resources to build, preserve, and make housing more attainable and invested in the staff needed to face our housing challenges. Buncombe County is ready to put housing bonds to work for our community!

Asheville Habitat endorses bonds for housing and open space. I encourage you to vote “yes”  to help build a community where everyone has a place to call home. Learn more about the bond referendum at https://betterwithbonds.org/. Find voting information here.