Battle of the Boxes judging this week

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Disney’s Wall-E sits among the waste in this diorama tribute to the environmentally-friendly children’s film. It is one of several entrants in the first Battle of the Boxes competition. – Stephen Dafoe Photos

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Repurposed recyclables began entering the Morinville Community Library over the weekend, entrants in the first Battle of the Boxes, an event that was open to individuals, families and businesses over the holidays. The challenge was to take left over packaging materials and turn them into whatever could be imagined. Using scissors, glue, tape and special Makedo fasteners, participants converted the recycling into a work of art ready to enter the competition.

Entries will be divided into four categories Monday: Children’s Choice, Patron’s Pick, The Most Useable, and TKO [Technical Knock Out].
Judging takes place at the library Jan. 8 until Jan. 12. Patrons and residents are invited to drop into the library to cast their votes and see the creativity first hand.

The event was organized by Morinville resident Stacey Buga.

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Above: Morinville Community Library Assistant Manager Cheryl Pasechnik moves one of the Battle of the Boxes entries into place Friday afternoon. Judging takes place this week at the library.

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