Tyson Plumlee, 10, and his dad created this innovation out of an old jogging stroller and bicycle brakes. They won the ingenious innovator award for their efforts in last year’s contest.
LARGO – The city of Largo’s Recycled Innovations Contest returns, with a challenge for those who know how to get creative with trash. Participants of all ages are invited to this online contest, which challenges them to construct useful items consisting of at least 75 percent discarded material.
Innovators are encouraged from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Participants will be vying for innovative prizes such as solar powered chargers for cell phones, MP3 players and small electronics, a solar powered back pack, a paper recycling machine and learning toys to name a few.
The Largo Recycles Facebook visitors will determine the winners. One winner from each of the following age categories will be selected: Tiny Innovators, Junior Innovators, Tween Innovators, Techie Teen Innovators, and Ingenious Innovators. Prizes will be awarded to the participants receiving the most online votes in those age categories.
Deadline for entry including photo submission and entry description is Oct. 28. Facebook voting runs from Nov. 1-12 at www.Facebook.com/LargoRecy
cles. On America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, winners will be invited to CBS’s mid-day program, Studio 10 to receive their prizes. Interested innovators can apply online at www.LargoRecycles.com or by calling 586-7424 for more information.